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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

What is Vita?

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is an IRS initiative to support free tax preparation for the underserved. Assisted by IRS certified accounting student volunteers along with certified public accountants.

Where and When:

Times:

February 7 – March 11, 2022

Monday1-3 p.m.
Tuesday12:30-2:30 p.m., 4-5 p.m.
Wednesday10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Thursday12:30-2:30 p.m., 3-5 p.m.
Friday9 a.m.-1 p.m., 3-5 p.m.

Location:

Integrated Service Building

1607 Gekeler, Room 141
La Grande, Oregon
(Park/Enter In Back Of Building)

Who Qualifies for the VITA Program?

VITA sites offer free tax help to people who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns, including:

  • People who generally make $58,000 or less
  • Persons with disabilities; and
  • Limited English-speaking taxpayers

Checklist of Required Documents

Please bring all of these:

  • Photo ID (must be acceptable government issued ID)
    • for both spouses, must be valid
  • Social Security card AND Dates of Birth
    • For you
    • For spouse
    • For all dependents
  • W-2 Forms
    • These are forms showing your wage and tax information
    • Bring one from each employer in 2021 (if you had two jobs & employers bring 2 W-2 forms)
  • Retirement and Social Security Income Forms
    • 1099-R, SSA-1099, RRB-1099
  • 1099 Forms
    • These show your sources of income (interest, dividends, other sources)
    • From banks, brokerages, contract work, or any other source of income
  • Proof of Deductible Costs
    • Receipts showing education expenses including books
    • Proof of daycare costs
    • Charitable contribution receipts
    • Proof of any other deductible costs
  • Form 13614-C (PDF)
    • Complete form prior to VITA intake/interview
  • 1095-A, -B, or -C Form
    • Shows health coverage
  • 1099-SA Forms
    • If you have a health savings account
  • IRS Letter 6475 – Economic Impact Payments Received in 2021
  •  IRS Letter 6419 – Advanced Child Tax Credit received in 2021
  • 2020 Tax Returns

Optional:

  • Checking Account & Routing Number
    • Bring only if you want your tax return to be deposited directly into your account
    • Bring a blank check to show this information