Tax Return Help Starts Jan. 28

Two volunteer groups are offering free assistance in preparing tax returns during tax season. The volunteer, free tax help starts next week and continues through the filing deadline for federal returns on April 15.

Public Library

From January 31 through April 15, volunteers will offer free and confidential tax preparation assistance at the Georgetown Public Library at 402 W. Eighth Street at these times:

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Wednesdays, 12 to 4 p.m.
Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Volunteers will help prepare e-file or mail-in returns, prior year returns, amended returns, or extensions and help you find answers to tax questions. Bring a copy of your return from last year if possible since, for e-filers, the AGI number (bottom line on front of 1040/A/EZ) is your verification PIN for this year. This volunteer service is provided without regard to income level. Appointments are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Williamson County Financial Stability Coalition

Starting on January 28, free and confidential tax preparation help is available from IRS-certified preparers to those who qualify. No appointment is necessary.

The Williamson County Financial Stability Coalition, a community-wide effort led by United Way of Williamson County, is sponsoring the assistance. Volunteers will be available to the elderly and households earning less than $53,000 in 2014 across Williamson County. IRS-certified volunteers will be available at the sites to help individuals and families file their 2014 federal income tax returns.

Taxpayers are eligible to have their tax returns filed at no charge and specially-trained volunteers will assist in identifying tax credits available in order to maximize each person’s federal tax refund. The free tax sites will serve those whose income was less than $53,000 in 2014.

These sites are offered in Georgetown:

The Caring Place Annex, 2001 Railroad Street
January 28 through April 15
Wednesdays from 12 to 8:30 p.m.
Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sun City Cowan Creek Amenity Center, 1433 Cool Spring Way
January 30 through April 10
Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

No appointments are needed. All returns are filed electronically and taxpayers generally receive their refunds within seven to 10 days.

Taxpayers will need to bring the following items:

  • Valid driver’s license or photo ID
  • All W-2 and 1099 forms (if any)
  • Social Security cards for taxpayers and all dependents
  • Birthdates for all dependents
  • Day care receipts and provider ID number
  • Education receipts (if any)
  • Your spouse, if filing a joint return
  • Interest and dividend statements from your bank/savings
  • Mortgage property taxes or interest (if any)
  • Bank account number and routing number for direct deposit (a voided check is best)
  • Health coverage information

For additional information on the free tax sites, visit WilcoFreeTaxPrep.org or email info@unitedway-wc.orgor call (512) 255-6799.

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