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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) at Layton City

Article Published 01/09/2014

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program will be available again at the Layton City Center, 437 North Wasatch Drive, this tax season.

If your annual household or individual income is $52,000 or less, IRS-trained volunteers will prepare your federal and state taxes free of charge. These tax preparers are especially proficient in getting all the special credits you may be allowed under tax law.

The Layton City VITA site will be open on the first and third Thursday evenings of the month and the second and fourth Tuesday evenings of the month beginning on Thursday, February 6 and ending on Tuesday, April 8.

The dates are Thursdays February 6 & 20, March 6 & 20 and April 3; Tuesdays February 11 & 25, March 11 & 25 and April 8.  The Layton City VITA site is open from 5:30-8:30 p.m. 

If you would like to make an appointment to have your taxes done, call 2-1-1 on or after the third week in January and they will schedule a time for you. 

Walk-ins are also welcome, but they must be served after those with appointments.

Please bring these items when you come to get your taxes done.  (This is not intended to be a complete listing of all possible items needed to complete the return).

-Social Security card for you, your spouse and your dependents.  If you don’t have a Social Security card, bring an ITIN or a letter from the Social Security Administration.

-Correct birth dates for you, your spouse and dependents.

-Wage and earning statements (an example is a W-2 or 1099-R.)

-Interest and dividend statements from banks, e.g. Form 1099-INT or 1099-DIV.

-If you are itemizing deductions, additional materials need to be furnished - receipts for medical expenses, charitable contributions, mortgage and property tax information.

-Amount paid for daycare, provider’s name and address, plus tax identifying number.

-A copy of last year’s tax return is helpful, but not essential.

-If you want to have a refund electronically deposited, bring a check so that the tax preparer can get the routing number of the bank and your account number.

-Both parties of a joint return must come in to sign the forms, even if e-filing.

Taxpayers may call 2-1-1- for additional VITA site information.