Free tax preparation assistance for the 2013 tax season will be available January 21 – April 15, 2014 through the Thomas Jefferson Area Earned Income Tax Credit Coalition. There will be eleven tax sites operated by the coalition in Charlottesville and Albemarle, Greene, Fluvanna, Louisa and Nelson counties.
To receive free tax preparation assistance at one of the 11 coalition sites, you must have household income of less than $52,000 in 2013.
Click here for a downloadable version of the local flyer that contains the information below and locations and hours of tax sites.
NEW in 2013, the Coalition offers taxpayers the opportunity to prepare their own taxes online and file electronically at no charge. Individuals and families with combined income of less than $58,000 may file at www.myfreetaxes.com/charlottesville, a service provided by the Coalition.
What Should I Bring?
- Government issued Photo ID
- Social Security cards or ITIN numbers (letter) for taxpayer, spouse, and all dependents
- Birth dates of all primary, secondary and dependents on the tax return. If married and filing jointly, both spouses must be present.
- All wage and income statements for 2013 (e.g., W-2, W-2G, 1099-R forms)
- Interest and dividend statements from financial institutions (Form 1099 Int. or 1099 Div.) if applicable
- Proof of day-care expenses paid in 2013 including: provider’s name, address and SSN or federal ID number
- For direct deposit refunds to your checking or savings account, bring a check with you to verify the account and bank routing numbers
As in 2012, Virginia state refunds must be a direct deposit to a checking or savings account or the refund will be placed on a debit card and mailed to the taxpayer along with a PIN number for access.
Get Connected to the IRS
The April 15 tax deadline will soon be here. Those who wait until the last minute to file may be rushing to find the tax information they need. Tax preparers, businesses, news media and web masters may also be looking for creative ways to help their clients find IRS tax information and tools.
Consider using these IRS tools to help you or your website visitors navigate the tax deadline.
- IRS Online. IRS Tax Information for Individuals: www.irs.gov/individuals. Links to specific topics such as filing and payments, guide to identify theft, withholding calculator and more.
- Where's My Refund. Check your refund status at http://www.irs.gov/Refunds
- IRS2Go. IRS's free mobile app gives you your refund status, tax news updates, IRS You Tube videos and also lets you request your tax records. http://www.irs.gov/uac/New-IRS2Go-Offers-Three-More-Features. IRS2Go is available for the iPhone, iTouch or Android mobile devices.
- YouTube. IRS offers http://www.youtube.com/IRSVideos. Video tax tips on a variety of topics in English, Spanish and American Sign Language.
- Twitter. Tweets from https://twitter.com/IRSnews. @IRSnews provide tax-related announcements and daily tax tips. Tweets from https://twitter.com/irstaxpros @IRStaxpros offer news and guidance for tax professionals. Tweets from https://twitter.com/irsenespanol">@IRSenEspanol have news and information in Spanish, and https://twitter.com/RecruitmentIRS">@RecruitmentIRS provides updates for job seekers.
- Tumblr. IRS http://internalrevenueservice.tumblr.com/">Tumblr is a microblogging platform where users can access IRS tax tips, videos, and podcasts. The IRS uses Tumblr to share information about important programs. Tumblr can be accessed from your browser, smartphone, tablet or desktop.
Protecting your privacy is a top priority at the IRS. The IRS uses social media tools to share public information, not to answer personal tax or account questions. You should never post your Social Security number or any other confidential information on social media sites.