Are you puzzled by tax law and which credits and deductions you can take?  Free tax help is available through the VITA Program sponsored by Northeast Oklahoma Community Action Agency in Jay.

Help with basic income tax returns will be offered every Monday and Thursday at Northeast Oklahoma Community Action Agency from 10am to 4pm, and Grove Free Medical Clinic every other Thursday from 4:30pm to 8:30pm beginning January 15th through April 15th.  Tax preparation will be done by trained and certified community Volunteer Tax Assistors.

VITA Programs offers free assistance to those with low-to-moderate incomes, including persons with disabilities, limited-English proficiency and older taxpayers who file for 1040EZ, Form 1040A, or basic Form 1040 Federal tax returns.  Our Volunteer Tax Site Assistors also assist community members in claiming any special credits and deduction for which they may be eligible.

Community members who visit a Volunteer Tax Site should bring this year’s tax package, wage and earnings statement (Form W-2) from all employers, interest statements from banks (Form 1099), a copy of last year’s tax return if available, receipt for any Real Estate Taxes paid during the year,  and other relevant information about income and expenses.  Volunteer Tax Assistors must complete an IRS training and certification course in basic income tax return preparation before they can assist customers.

If your family income is less than $45,000, please call 918-253-4683 EXT.11 to schedule your appointment for free Tax Preparation.