Helpful information for tax season

If you need help preparing your taxes and make $53,000 or less, take a look at these English and Spanish flyers listing IRS-certified Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites in and around the 40th District.  The flyers also include a list of what you’ll need to bring with you to the VITA site of your choice.  At these VITA locations, IRS-certified volunteers sponsored by various organizations help you prepare basic tax returns.  Most locations also offer free electronic filing.

In addition to the VITA program, the IRS offers a Free File option for everyone, regardless of income.  You can visit the IRS Free File website to learn about the different options and how to take advantage of this program when filing your federal taxes.

You may also be interested to learn more about the Earned Income Tax Credit, also known as the EITC.  The EITC is a credit for people who earn low to moderate incomes (individuals with earned income less than $46,997 and married couples filing jointly with income less than $52,427).  The EITC can reduce taxes and result in a refund, which means working families and individuals keep more of what they earn.  To learn more about the EITC and to see if you qualify, please read this flyer.

Información útil para la temporada de impuestos

Si necesita ayuda para preparar su declaración de impuestos y gana $53,000 o menos, revise estos folletos en inglés y español de los Centros de Ayuda Voluntaria Certificados por El IRS Para Declaración de Impuestos (VITA) en y cerca del Distrito 40.  Los volantes también incluyen una lista de los documentos que tendrá que llevar con usted al sitio VITA de su elección.  En estos centros VITA, voluntarios certificados por el IRS y patrocinados por diversas organizaciones ayudan a preparar declaraciones sencillas de impuestos.  La mayoría de los lugares también ofrecen la presentación electrónica gratuita.

Además del programa VITA, el IRS ofrece el servicio gratuito de preparación de declaraciones de impuestos, disponible para todos independientemente de sus ingresos.  Usted puede visitar el sitio web de Free File del IRS para informarse acerca de las diferentes opciones y cómo tomar ventaja de este programa al presentar su declaración de impuestos federales.

Usted también podría estar interesado en aprender más sobre el Crédito Tributario por Ingreso del Trabajo, también conocido como el EITC.  El EITC es un crédito para las personas que ganan ingresos bajos a moderados (los individuos con ingresos que ganaron menos de $46,997 y las parejas casadas que declaran conjuntamente con ingresos de menos de $52,427).  El EITC puede reducir los impuestos y dar lugar a un reembolso, lo que significa que las familias e individuos que trabajan pueden quedarse con más del dinero que ganan.  Para obtener más información sobre el EITC y para ver si usted califica, por favor lea este folleto.

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