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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

South Central Kingsport Free Tax Preparation Assistance Offered

• KINGSPORT — The Internal Revenue Service Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program is offering 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 South Central Kingsport Weed and Seed help prepare basic tax returns. Kingsport VITA sites are: Kingsport Public Library, April 8, 11 and 15 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.; and at the South Central location, 1140 Martin Luther King Drive, April 12 and 13 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Items you need to bring to the VITA sites to have your tax returns prepared include proof of identification; Social Security cards for you, your spouse and dependents and/or a Social Security number verification letter issued by the Social Security Administration; birth dates for you, your spouse and dependents on the tax return; current year’s tax package if you received one; wage and earning statement(s) Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R from all employers; interest and dividend statements from banks (Form 1099); a copy of last year’s federal and state returns if available; bank routing numbers and account numbers for direct deposit; and total paid for day care provider and the day care provider’s tax identifying number (the provider’s Social Security number or the provider’s business Employer Identification number). To file taxes electronically on a married-filing-joint tax return, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms.