Tuesday, March 5, 2013

VITA Tax Prep in ASL

The Sanderson Center of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Salt Lake is providing free tax assistance through the VITA Tax program again this year on Fridays through April 12, 2013. Appointment times will be 9, 10, 11 am for appointments in American Sign Language (ASL), or 1, 2, 3, 4 pm for appointments in voice for individuals who are hearing or Hard of Hearing.

March appointments are almost full, so if you need help with your taxes it would be good to schedule an appointment soon! (If you owe, you can fill out papers now then pay before April 15.)

For morning appointments for tax preparation in American Sign Language (ASL) - contact the front desk for an appointment at 801-657-5200 (videophone), 801-263-4860 (voice), 801-263-4862 (TTY), or by contacting Melanie Sperry at melaniesperry@utah.gov.

For afternoon appointments for tax preparation in voice - two options: call 211 and request the appointment at the Sanderson Center, or whatever location you prefer - or contact Jorie Hill, jrhill@utah.gov, 801-263-4886 (voice) for an appointment at the Sanderson Center.

VITA tax preparers are volunteers who provide free basic income tax return preparation through electronic filing. Individuals who qualify earn less than $51,000/year and need assistance. The Sanderson center provides space, interpreters, and supports the volunteers who provide this service to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community.

Remember to bring:
•Social Security card for everyone you will claim
•Tax forms (W-2, 1098, 1099, social security income, school tuition, retirement, mortgage interest and taxes paid)
•Medical expenses (if over 7% of gross income and combined with other expenses to itemize)
•Any other things you normally deduct (tithing/gifts to charity)
•Tax papers from 2011 filing (last year's envelope)
•Checkbook for direct deposit code (checkbook needed only for direct deposit information as all payments go direct to IRS by April 15)

No comments:

Post a Comment