is your household income about $64,000?
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.
Saturdays 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM, traditional sit-down/same-day appointments
Wednesdays 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Valet VITA (intake/interview required at 1st appointment, pick up/sign return on 2nd appointment one week later)
SAVE THE DATE:
January 15, 2024 - We will start taking calls for appointments
January 27, 2024 - Tax clinic opens
April 15, 2024 - Tax clinic closes
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 email@example.com
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, we must have certain documents in order to prepare your tax return. Any mistake 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
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 at a quieter time in the season.
Can i bring my son/daughter/other relative to have their return prepared too?
Yes! They will also need to have their own appointment, have their documents and identification as you and be present in order for us to prepare their return.
I can't find my social security card. do i need to bring it?
Yes, all taxpayers are required by the IRS to show their social security cards (or copies) to prevent identity theft. Alternatively, you can provide Form SSA-1099 from the Social Security Administration.
Can I sign the return for my spouse?
Generally, no. Your spouse must sign the return and e-file authorization form themselves. If they are incapacitated
Contact form submissions are responded to on M-Th. If you have a more urgent request, please call us at (603) 924-6800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org directly. If you are experiencing an emergency please call 911.
tax clinic schedule
January 25, 2023 - April 15, 2023