United Way provides free tax return help

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United Way of Kenosha County in partnership with Carthage College and University of Wisconsin-Parkside announce the return of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) for 2010.

The VITA Program offers free tax help to low- to moderate-income (generally, $49,000 and below) people who cannot prepare their own tax returns. Certified volunteers have received training to help you prepare basic tax returns in Kenosha County.

VITA runs every Saturday morning from 9 a.m. to noon and Tuesday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. beginning Feb. 6 and ending on April 13. VITA is located at the Kenosha County Job Center, 8600 Sheridan Road , entrance D.

You must provide the following information to have VITA file your return:

  • 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 (Forms 1099).
  • A copy of last year’s federal and state returns if available.
  • Bank routing numbers and account numbers for Direct Deposit.
  • Total paid for daycare provider and the daycare 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.

For any questions please contact Megan Kroes at 262-658-4104 or mkroes@kenoshaunitedway.org.


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