59716 Volunteer-Free income tax filing assistance for those making under $55,000/year

VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE PROGRAM COMES TO BIG SKY THANKS TO THE FOOD BANK

Free income tax filing assistance is being offered at the Big Sky Food Bank on Feb. 13 and March 12 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.  The free service is offered to people who earn $55,000 or less, persons with disabilities, and elderly taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. “This is the third year that I have offered VITA in Big Sky, after hearing from clients that it was a desired service,” operations manager and services navigator of Big Sky Food Bank Sarah Gaither Bivins said.

Call 995-3088 to sign up to save your one-hour appointment spot.

What to bring: •  Photo identification– MUST HAVE •  Social Security cards and birth dates for each member of the family – MUST HAVE •  W-2 forms for all jobs worked in 2019 •  All 1099s for other income in 2019, if applicable •  Forms 1095-A, B or C, Affordable Health Care Statements, or health insurance exemption certificates •  Other tax-related documents such as: interest statements, federal loan documents, retirement statements, list of organizations to which you made charitable donations, etc. •  Childcare provider name, address, and tax ID number, Brought to you by: and amount paid in 2019 •  Banking or credit union account information •  Voided check and/or savings deposit slip for direct deposit •  Copy of last year’s tax return– if you have it •  Property tax receipts or rental receipts (for MT2EC) •  If married filing jointly, both parties MUST be present to sign the tax return.

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