Tax preparation assistance availablePublished 1:11am Saturday, January 23, 2010
Free tax preparation assistance will be available to low-income households and seniors at the Niles District Library starting Jan. 30 from 1 to 5 p.m.
The program, which is available through the Tri-County Earned Income Tax Credit Coalition, will be available at a first-come, first-serve basis with no appointments accepted.
The service is offered by volunteers trained through an IRS certified program.
Materials to bring include:
— Valid picture I.D., such as a driver’s license or Michigan State I.D.
— A copy of last year’s tax return (2008), if you have one
— Social Security numbers of everyone listed on the return; Social Security cards are necessary to ensure the information is copied correctly onto the tax return
— W-2 forms from all 2009 jobs
— 1099-G form, if you or anyone in your household received unemployment insurance benefits at any time in 2009
— 1099-INT form, if you received bank account interest income in 2009
— Any statements received from a mortgage company during 2009 or name and address of your landlord and the amount of rent paid
— Property tax receipts or bills of taxes paid in 2009. IRS notices or letters sent to you or someone in your household during 2009
— Heating bills for 2009; or contact your utility provider for amount spent in 2009
— If you have an Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN), please bring your ITIN card that was sent to you by the IRS. You will need either the ITIN or a Social Security Number in order to claim the Child Tax Credit.
— Routing number and account number from your bank for your refund to be directly and quickly deposited in your account.
If you have received assistance from the Department of Human Services in 2009, bring your annual Department of Human Services statement
— Receipts for child care expenses
- A copy of your 2009 economic stimulus receipt