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Get Free Tax Preparation!

 

Tax season is here and Congressman Farr wants to make sure you have some useful information as you prepare to file your taxes. You may be eligible for free tax preparation services by IRS-certified volunteers through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. VITA volunteers are trained to help you receive your full refund. This includes the Earned Income Credit (EIC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC), federal tax credits for low- and moderate-income workers.

Am I Eligible? How Big A Tax Credit Can I Get?*

 

 

For the EIC, if you have:

Earned income less than:

Claim an EIC up to:

1 child

$37,870

$3,250

2 children

$43,038

$5,372

3 or more children

$46,277

$6,044

No children

                $14,340               

$487

 

For the CTC, if you have:

Earned more than:

Claim a CTC up to:

1 or more children

$3,000

$1,000 per child

 

Where to Find Free Tax Prep

For the closest VITA site, call 1-800-906-9887 or visit http://irs.treasury.gov/freetaxprep/
 

Important Dates

Tax season is from January 31, 2014 until April 15, 2014.   
 

What To Bring for Free Tax Prep

  • Valid picture ID
  • Social Security Card or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) Card for you, your spouse, and any children
  • W-2s, 1098s, 1099s and any other tax forms received for 2013
  • Last year’s tax form (helpful, but not required) 
  • Blank check for direct deposit for a faster refund (optional)
 
If you don’t have all of these documents, call the IRS helpline at 1-800-829-1040 to find out what you need to do and get replacements. 
 
If there is any way that Congressman Farr’s office can be of assistance, please don’t hesitate to call 831-424-2229 or visit his office at 100 West Alisal Street, Salinas.
 
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*Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities