VITA of Crawford County offers free tax assistance

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The VITA Program offers free tax preparation and e-filing of Federal Tax and State Tax returns, including Ohio School District taxes, and assistance with Bucyrus City Tax Returns, to low-to moderate income ($53,500 or less) people who qualify. Certified volunteers receive training to help prepare basic tax returns and are qualified to prepare the forms and schedules within the scope of the VITA program.

VITA is located in the Bucyrus City Maintenance/Water Dept. building in Bucyrus at 2037 Marion Road, across from the First Nazarene Church, and next to the Chevrolet dealership.

VITA will prepare tax returns throughout the tax season from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays beginning February 8 and continuing through April 11. Crawford County Council on Aging will be graciously taking appointments again this year. To schedule an appointment call 419-562-3050 or toll free 800-589-7853.

Participants must bring a copy of your 2014 tax return, Social Security cards for self, spouse, and dependents along with picture ID.

Participants are asked to bring all income documents (i.e. W-2, W-2G, 1099’s, SSA-1099, 1095-A, etc.) for 2015 and any information documents (i.e. estimated tax payments, totaled medical expenses, etc.) that are available for 2015. Some 1099’s are not mailed out until Feb. 15. Participants are asked to make sure all the relevant 1099’s are available appointments.

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