Aid for Taxpayers Seeking Tax Credits Coming March 3

By Patric Hedlund
Taxpayers of the Frazier Mountain Communities 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 all the tax credits they have earned, including earned income and child tax credits. If you have pre-registered, check now for a definite appointment time on March 3  between 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Appointments are for 30 minutes.

Taxpayers must bring all these items with them to the appointment: Social Security Cards for the tax payer and spouse; Picture ID for the tax payer and spouse; Social Security cards for every dependent on the return; 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 tax payers come without the documents they need we will not be able to assist them with their returns,” said program 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). Call today for a specific 30 minute slot.

This is part of the February 21, 2014 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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