Electronic tax

Only two weeks left to obtain free tax assistance

JACKSON, Wyo. — Time is running out and Jackson Income Tax Help for Volunteers (VITA), operating out of the Teton County Library, has good news and bad news for those who have yet to file their taxes.

The good news is that VITA still has appointments available on Tuesdays from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesdays from 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., for new declarations and to sign completed declarations.

Additionally, returns filed electronically are processed quickly, with most refunds filed within three weeks.

The bad news is that the program expects to be very busy over the next two weeks, with Saturday April 9 being the last day to receive new returns (April 12-14 will be limited to signing completed returns).

VITA’s fastest steps for free tax preparation:

Step One: Get a Tax Preparation Package. The folders are available in the lobby of the library or to download on tclib.org/tax (for English) or tclib.org/impuesto (for Spanish).

Second step: homework. Follow the instructions in the tax preparation package to complete the forms and gather the tax documents, then book an appointment on our websites (above).

Third step: drop-off appointment. Come to the library auditorium. You will meet a VITA volunteer briefly and then leave your paperwork to be processed. Volunteers may call you to ask questions when preparing tax returns.

Step Four: Review/Sign Appointment. VITA contacts you when your taxes are complete, and you schedule a review/signature appointment again on our website and come to the library auditorium to review and sign your statement.

Step five: VITA files your taxes electronically. Tax returns must be filed electronically or postmarked by midnight Monday, April 18, however, VITA’s last day is April 14.

Spanish speakers who need interpreters or additional help obtaining ITIN numbers can make an appointment on Wednesdays from 4-7:30 p.m. or Saturdays from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Those who cannot make an appointment will be welcomed on a walk-in basis, the best time to come in without an appointment being later in the sessions (appointments fill the first half of the sessions, which means drop-in times). longer waits for appointments).

Questions for VITA regarding scheduling an appointment or the tax preparation process can be directed to (307) 264-5777 (please do not call the library). Tax-specific questions can be emailed to [email protected]

For income guidelines and a list of what VITA does and does not prepare, visit tclib.org/tax and tclib.org/impuesto.

The program is free and open to the community. More information can be found online at www.tclib.org.