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FREE TAX PREPARATION ASSISTANCE SITES

Kentuckians have access to nearly 200 free tax preparation sites across the state where trained and IRS-certified volunteers will assist you with your taxes and help you apply for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).

EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT

Volunteers at these sites will help determine if you are eligible for the EITC, a refundable federal tax credit for low- and middle-income working individuals and families. Eligibility for the EITC is based on your income, as is the amount of your credit.

Working families who earn up to approximately $50,000 may be eligible, and credits can be as high as $6,044. More than 400,000 Kentucky workers are estimated to be eligible to claim the EITC this year. (more)

Click here to download the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site list. 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.

For a listing of AARP Tax Aide Locations visit www.aarp.org. AARP locations not open until 2/1.

Beginning Jan. 17, Kentuckians living in one of the counties highlighted below can dial 2-1-1 to find information on free tax preparation sites near them. For information about tax preparation sites outside the 2-1-1 calling area, taxpayers may call Community Action Kentucky at (800) 456-3452.

United Way 2-1-1 counties

 

What documents should you bring to the tax preparation site?

If any of the following apply to you, take documentation with you:

If you lost or do not have all of these items, you can still get your taxes prepared. Call the IRS toll-free helpline at (800) 829-1040 to find out what you need to do and how to obtain replacement documents.

OTHER USEFUL LINKS

Kentuckians who wish to file their own taxes online may be eligible to file for free, thanks to the “Free File Alliance” sponsored by the IRS, Kentucky Department of Revenue and the tax software industry. Click here to see if you qualify to file online for free: www.revenue.ky.gov/FFAOffers.htm.

Barren River Asset Building Coalition: www.brabc.com

Community Action Kentuckywww.communityactionky.org

Green River Asset Building Coalitionwww.grabc.org

Kentucky Asset Success Initiative (a project of the Kentucky Domestic Violence Association): www.kdva.org/projects/economic_justice/kasi/kasi_sites.html

Louisville Asset Building Coalitionwww.labcservices.org

Make Work Pay (a project of the Regional EITC Collaborative led by United Way of Greater Cincinnati): www.makeworkpay.com

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