CALL UNITED WAY OF HANCOCK COUNTY TO SCHEDULE YOUR TAX APPOINTMENT
LOCATION: FINDLAY-HANCOCK COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
SERVICES FOR LOW-TO-MODERATE INCOME HOUSEHOLDS
***UPDATE: VITA has suspended its tax program until further notice. We will post an update when they inform us of their next steps.
Free tax preparation services for low-to-moderate income households in Hancock County will be held at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library beginning Monday, Feb. 3, 2020.
Qualifying households must call to schedule appointments beginning Tuesday, Jan. 21 by calling United Way of Hancock County at 419-423-1432.
Please note: Walk-ins will NOT be accepted. Appointment availability will be Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
The IRS-sponsored Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program was implemented locally by a group of volunteers in a grassroots effort to help low-to-moderate income households prepare and file their taxes without incurring fees for services.
“We recognize the value of this program and its volunteers for what it brings back directly to community members as well as into the community as a whole so we are working closely with VITA team members to assist with getting the word out and scheduling appointments,” said Angela DeBoskey, UWHC CEO.
“While in Washington D.C. last week, I shared with Congressman Bob Latta that through this program more than 1,600 appointments were scheduled last year which returned $2.8 million to households in our community.” DeBoskey said. “When you add to that the volunteer hours and the savings of the waived return fees the value of this project to this community is well over $3 million dollars in one year alone.”
VITA volunteers are certified by the IRS to prepare and file federal, state, local and school tax filing. To see a list of forms VITA’s are able to process click HERE:
WHAT TO BRING:
Those who wish to use this free service should bring a copy of:
- your 2018 federal and state tax return
- any forms you received from the government insurance marketplace or employer sent associated with the affordable Care Act Insurance
- Health Insurance Exemption Certificate
- forms 1095-A, B and C, health coverage statements
- Social Security Cards for you, your spouse, and all dependents listed on your return
- state-issued photo ID
- correct birth dates for you, your spouse and dependents on the tax return
- all wage/income forms for the tax year(s)
- any additional forms of income such as lottery/gambling winnings
- stock/bonds, prizes and awards, scholarships and fellowships
- any notices from the IRS or state tax office
- bank routing numbers and account numbers if using direct deposit
- child care expenses for the last year
- alimony information
- tuition or student loan information.
Households earning less than $66,000 and capable of filing their own state and federal taxes online can do so by visiting MyFreeTaxes.com.
This service is brought to you by Findlay Area Tax Volunteers, United Way of Hancock County, VITA and the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library.