Volunteer Income Tax Assistance available in Cleveland during tax season
By WRCB Staff
CLEVELAND, TN (WRCB) -
Needing help filing your income tax returns?
The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Grant Program enables certified volunteers to help those with households incomes of $55,000 or less file tax returns.
This is the ninth year the City of Cleveland, Kmart, Lee University and Bradley Baptist Association have joined with the Internal Revenue Service to provide the free tax preparation service.
IRS Certified VITA Volunteers will be at the South Cleveland Community Center located at 1334 Church Street N.E. from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. every Saturday and 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday from Jan. 31 through April 15.
Walk-ins are welcome or call South Cleveland Community Center at 423-559-3322 for an appointment.
Please call Kmart, Lee University and Bradley Baptist Association for dates and times.
Taxpayers must bring W2, 1099-misc and 1099-R or other forms showing income earned in 2014. If possible, provide a copy of the 2013 return.
Social Security cards for the heads of households and dependents, and a driver's license or photo ID for taxpayers are required before volunteers can prepare tax returns.
VITA volunteers cannot prepare complicated returns or business returns. Self-employment is acceptable if business expenses are no more than $10,000, with no carryover losses or inventory.
Volunteers saved local taxpayers thousands of dollars each year by filing more than 1,200 returns in 2014 at no cost.