Community Notices

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sessions set for Feb. 14, March 7

The Allegan CountyUnited Way Clip Art United Way and the United Bank are sponsoring two “Super Saturday” tax assistance events at Steeby Elementary Feb. 14 and March 7.

The program is made possible through the United Way’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, in which low to moderate income individuals can get their 2014 federal and state tax prep done for free. Participants must have combined incomes of $53,000 or less to qualify.

The first Saturday United Bank Clip Artsession will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 14 and the second will be from 12:30 to 3 p.m. March 7. Steeby Elementary is located at 435 E. Superior St. in Wayland.

Volunteer tax preparers are trained and certified by the Internal Revenue Service to help qualified people file returns and claim eligible tax credits, home heating credits and Homestead property tax credits.

Those planning to take advantage of the program should bring photo identification, valid Social Security cards for selves, spouses and dependents, wage and earning statements (Forms W-2, W-2G and 1099R), bank routing and account numbers for direct deposit, other relevant income and expense, statements of total child care payments, child care provider’s ID number, property tax bills for 2014, heating bills with names and addresses of providers, and 2013 tax returns, if available.

Please call the Allegan County United Way at 888-673-2443, extension 13, for more details.

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