NEKAAA offers VITA tax assistance | News

Low-to-moderate income individuals, families, and seniors can once again receive free help with completing and filing their federal, state, and local income tax returns through the Northeast Region Agency. Kansas Voluntary Tax Assistance (VITA) of Aging.

For many years, NEKAAA volunteers have helped low- and moderate-income residents who need help with their basic tax filings through the VITA program.

VITA assistance will be provided between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Wednesdays from February 16 through April 6 at the agency office, located at 1803 W. Oregon St., Hiawatha.

Copies of the following information are required for volunteers to prepare your statement:

* Government issued photo ID of taxpayer and spouse.

* Social Security Cards or Social Security Number Verification Letters or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number Letters for you, your spouse, and any dependents born on or before December 31, 2021

* All your tax documents:

* W-2 forms of all 2021 jobs

* 1099-G- if you received unemployment insurance benefits or state reimbursement in 2021

* 1099-R – if you received pensions, annuities, retirement or profit-sharing plans, IRAs, insurance contracts, etc.

* 1099-INT- if you received interest paid by a financial institution in 2021, or the year-end statement showing the interest you received

* Any other Form 1099, including SSA-1099 (Social Security)

* 1095 (health insurance forms)

*Any notice received in 2021 from the IRS by anyone on the tax return

* 2021 property tax form or receipt if claiming Homestead credit.

* List of any charitable cash donations up to $300 ($600 for joint deposits of married people).

* STIMULUS: Did you get a stimulus check or payment? Please note the amount.

* A canceled check if you want direct deposit.

For more information about the NEKAAA-sponsored VITA program, call 742-7152.

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