Free Tax Return Preparation
Community Teamwork’s VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program has begun making appointments for the 2016 tax filing season! This free service is available to anyone who qualifies for the Earned Income Tax Credit or who earns less than $63,000 and files a basic return.
For more information about this free tax return preparation service including a schedule of dates, times and locations and contact information download the informational flyer: VITA TAX PROGRAM FLYER
Important Announcement for Taxpayers who file for the Earned Income Credit
“The IRS reminds taxpayers that a new law requires the IRS to hold refunds claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) until Feb. 15. In addition, the IRS wants taxpayers to be aware it will take several days for these refunds to be released and processed through financial institutions. Factoring in weekends and the President’s Day holiday, the IRS cautions that many affected taxpayers may not have actual access to their refunds until the week of Feb. 27.”
This means that wherever you have your tax return prepared, either with CTI or a private preparer, the same federal rule applies. The IRS will hold all EITC refunds until Feb. 15th no matter where they originated from.