Southwest Oklahoma Community Action Group Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, which helps low-income tax payers claim the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) will be offering free tax preparation services on Tuesday, Jan. 22, in Jackson, Harmon, and Greer counties for families and individuals with household incomes of less than $50,000.
RSVP volunteers prepare basic federal and state income tax returns and will counsel clients to make sure they claim benefits they are eligible for, especially the EITC. When the tax returns are completed, they will be filed electronically which will shorten the time it takes for Southwest clients to receive funds.
To make an appointment, call between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., to:
Monday: Altus, Lincoln Head Start, 482-3080, or Monday evening from 4 to 7 p.m., at The Towers, 101 E. Commerce;
Tuesday: Altus, Wilson Head Start, 482-2720, or Tuesday evening from 4 to 7 p.m., at The Towers, 101 E. Commerce;
Wednesday: Altus, Bailey Head Start, 482-7739;
Thursday: Hollis Head Start, 688-9177;
or Friday: The Towers, 101 E. Commerce, 482-4141.
To schedule an appointment in Greer County, call the Mangum Meal Site at 580-782-3357.
Bring the following items: Photo I.D. for you and your spouse, family member SS cards, all W-2 forms, all 1099 forms, total payments made for child care expenses as well as the name, address, employer identification number or SSN of the provider, any form 1098 (tuition statements), your checkbook or bank statement if you wish to direct deposit your refund, any correspondence with the IRS and a copy of your prior year return.
If you have any questions, call the RSVP office at 580-482-4141.