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Layton City Provides VITA Program Site
The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Programs offer free tax help for taxpayers who qualify.
Trained community volunteers may help with special credits, such as Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, and Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled. In addition to free tax return preparation assistance, most sites also offer free electronic filing (e-filing). Individuals taking advantage of the e-file program will receive their refunds in half the time compared to returns filed on paper - even faster when tax refunds are deposited directly into one's bank account.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program
The VITA Program offers free tax help to low- to moderate-income (generally, $49,000 and below) people who cannot prepare their own tax returns. Certified volunteers sponsored by various organizations receive training to help prepare basic tax returns in communities across the country. VITA sites are generally located at community and neighborhood centers, libraries, schools, shopping malls, and other convenient locations. Most locations also offer free electronic filing.
To locate the nearest VITA site, call 2-1-1.
SiteLayton City Building
437 N Wasatch Dr
Layton, Utah 84041
Thursdays - 2/2, 2/16, 3/1, 3/15, 4/5
Items You Need To Bring With You To The VITA Sites
- Proof of Identification
- Social Security Cards for you, your spouse and dependents or an ITIN Card
- Letter issued by the Social Security Administration (if SS Cards are not available)
- Birth dates for you, your spouse and dependents
- Current year's tax package if you received one in the mail
- Wage and Earnings Statements (W-2 or W-2G)
- Interest and dividend statements from banks (Form 1099)
- A copy of last year's tax return, if available
- Bank routing numbers and account numbers for direct deposit (your bank checks have this information, so you can bring a voided blank check)
- Amout paid for day care, provider's name and tax identifying number (the provider's Social Security number or the Business Employer Identification Number)
- To file taxes on a married filing jointly tax return, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms.