Free tax assistance preparation offered

Dawn Rye | Writer

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) grant program is an Internal Revenue Service initiative designed to support free tax preparation service.

Certified VITA tax preparer Julie Anderson, said the program offers free income tax return preparation with free filing to people who generally make $56,000 or less. 

She explained VITA has been offering free tax preparation to the community for over a decade. Anderson noted the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) trained her in basic tax preparation and advanced tax preparation. She said she provides tax assistance with HRA’s, back returns, self-employment individuals that have not suffered a loss and W2.

Anderson, who works out of the Turner County Courthouse, explained the program benefits many retired individuals or couples that receive a pension and social security. She said when documents such as these are taken to a paid tax accountant people are charged per document that could total up to $300.00. Anderson explained the deadline to file 2019 taxes is Wednesday, April 15.

Please call 605-940-1909 to schedule an appointment.

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