Do you earn less than $58,000?
You may qualify to have your tax return prepared and e-filed for free by IRS-certified volunteers. At The River Center, our IRS-sponsored Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program runs from the end of January to mid-April each year.
SAVE THE DATE:
January 2023 - we will start taking calls for appointments
Have an appointment?
Click here to download the Intake Packet to save time at your appointment.
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HOW DO I KNOW IF I QUALIFY?
What we can prepare (in scope)
Following is a general list of what qualifies for our free tax preparation program. Please note that an appointment is not a guarantee that your return is in scope. If you are not sure, please call us at (603) 924-6800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
what we cannot prepare (out of scope)
We are not able to do your taxes if you have:
WHAT TO BRING:
INDIVIDUALS/HOUSEHOLDS: LIST OF DOCUMENTS
As is the case every year, but moreso this year than in others, the information you provide to us MUST be accurate, especially with the Advance Child Tax Credit amount and/or the Economic Impact Payment (3rd one). Any mistakes could result in holding up your return and causing a delay of weeks if not months, of your refund by the IRS!
self-employed: list of documents to bring
Bring all of the same applicable and required documents in the INDIVIDUALS/HOUSEHOLDS list, but also complete this:
Self-Employment Tax Organizer (SETO)
**You do not need to bring any receipts or bank statements because you will provide your income and expenses on the SETO form. You do need to keep them as documentation (receipts, etc) in case the IRS contacts you to verify your self-employment income and expenses.
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Frequently asked questions
i still have to file for 2020, 2019, 20XX. Will you prepare those returns too?
Yes, we can prepare those returns for you as well. However, we may only have time at your appointment for your 2021 tax return so we may ask you to come back the following week to pick up your return.
Can i bring my son/daughter/other relative to have their return prepared too?
Yes! They will also need to make an appointment and be present in order for us to prepare their return too.
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