Aid for getting tax credits will arrive Monday, Mar. 3

By Patric Hedlund

Residents of the Mountain Communities who want to receive all the tax refund credits they have earned will have help on Monday, March 3, from the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance project (VITA).

At least 12 mountain residents have pre-registered. The program is free, funded to help Kern County residents get tax refunds, including earned income and child tax credits. If you have pre-registered, check today for a specific appointment time on March 3 between 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Others can be put on a stand-by list.

Bring all the following items to the appointment: social security cards for the taxpayer and spouse; picture ID for the taxpayer and spouse; social security cards for every dependent on the return; and all income documents for tax returns, such as W-2, 1099, interest and dividends income records.

The returns are filed online, so the preparers need both spouses present to sign for joint returns. The process will take only 30 minutes.

“If any taxpayers come without the documents they need, we will not be able to assist them with their returns,” said VITA manager Sandi Truman.

Depending on family make-up, incomes up to $53,000 may be eligible for tax credits.

The meetings will be at The Family Resource Center (661.245.4303, 3015 Mt. Pinos Way, Suite 201, FP).

This is part of the February 28, 2014 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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