Super Tax Day, in which volunteers helped to provide free tax preparation services to the community, was held Feb. 6 at Baton Rouge Community College.
Volunteers filed 110 returns, totaling $89,073 of Earned Income Tax Credits and $179,414 in refunds for the participants, a news release said.
The event was sponsored by Capital Area United Way.
The VITA program offers free tax assistance to help people who generally make $54,000 or less, people with disabilities, the elderly and limited English-speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns, a news release said. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. People whose income is under $62,000 can file for free at myfreetaxes.com.
Those planning on visiting a VITA site should bring photo identification (for you and your spouse, if filing jointly); a Social Security card or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number for each family member; W-2 forms for all jobs, all 1099 or 1098 forms and information on other income received; child care provider information; a voided check for direct deposit; last year’s tax return; and other relevant information about income and expenses.
For information, locations and dates, visit cauw.org/focus-of-our-work/taxprep or call 211.