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Free Tax Service Initiative


 

Our Free Tax Service Initiative is designed to help hardworking families who earn $58,000 or less annually with free tax preparation and financial literacy. This program is operated by certified volunteers and allows our neighbors the opportunity to file and direct deposit their tax refund for free and ensure proper tax credits are utilized.

 

We are providing two different ways to have your taxes prepared for free this year! Our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites, or online through MyFreeTaxes.com/NWA.

 

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

First, you can go to one of our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites. These are sites where an IRS certified volunteer will help prepare your taxes and see what credits you may qualify for. Below are the locations and operating times for these sites.

 

Benton County:
CARE Community Center
2510 N 17th St, Suite 203
Rogers, AR 72757
VITA Site

HOURS:
Opens Jan 28
Monday - Thursday
5:30pm - 8:30pm
No appointment needed
Spanish translators on site

 

Center for Non-Profits NWA
1200 W Walnut St
Rogers, AR 72756
VITA Site

HOURS:
Opens Jan 28
Monday - Thursday
8:00am - 12:00pm
No appointment needed
Spanish translator on site

 

Rogers Activity Center
315 W Olive St
Rogers, AR 72756
AARP Tax-Aide
HOURS:
Opens Feb 3
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
8:30am-1:00pm
No appointment needed

 

WestARK RSVP TCE
WestARK RSVP TCE Mobile
WestARK RSVP VITA Virtual

114 N 34th St
Rogers, AR 72756
TCE (Non-AARP)
VITA Grant
HOURS:
Opens Jan 20

 

Carroll County:
Cornerstone Bank
907 W Trimble Ave
Berryville, AR 72616
AARP Tax-Aide
HOURS:
Opens Feb 1
Monday
9:00am-4:00pm
No appointment needed

 

Holiday Island Community Church
188 Stateline Dr
Holiday Island, AR 72631
AARP Tax-Aide
HOURS:
Opens Feb 1
Wednesday - Thursday
9:00am – 4:00pm
No appointment needed

 

Washington County:
Fayetteville Boys and Girls Club
560 N Rupple Rd
Fayetteville, AR 72704
AARP Tax-Aide
HOURS:
Opens Feb 1
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
9:00am – 2:00pm
Call 479-310-0087 to make an appointment
Walk-ins welcome when load permits.

 

Jones Center for Families
922 E Emma Ave
Springdale, AR 72764
VITA Site

HOURS:
Opens Jan 29
Wed, Thurs, Fri
10:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday
10:00am to 4:00pm
April 14, 15
10:00am to 6:00pm

No appointment needed

Spanish translator on site


 

 
Items you MUST bring with you to have your taxes prepared at a VITA Site:
• Original Social Security cards for the tax payer and for everyone claimed on the return. NO PHOTOCOPIES ACCEPTED.
• Valid photo I.D.
• All income documents such as W-2s, 1099s, etc.
• For direct deposit: A cancelled check or your bank account routing number and account number.

 

MyFreeTaxes.com/NWA
This year United Way of Northwest Arkansas and My Free Taxes are making it even easier to file your taxes when it's convenient for you! You can log on 24/7 to
myfreetaxes.com/nwa and file your taxes for FREE! If you run into any problems, or have any questions, you can dial 1-855-My-Tx-Help (1-855-698-9435) for assistance.

 

 Using this site, you will be able to:
• Use free tax preparation and e-filing of your federal and state return
• Get assistance; if you have questions, you can call a certified tax coach using the toll free number or email address provided.
• If unable to contact the certified tax coach immediately, you can leave a message and your call will be returned within 24 hours.
• Obtain knowledge and understanding about filing your return.
• Build confidence to file without assistance in the future.
If you would like additional information on this effort please go to this site that provides more detailed information:
AR_My_Free_TaxesAddtlInfo.htm
If you are familiar, know your IRS PIN number, you can go directly to the link to file your taxes FREE:
http://www.myfreetaxes.com/NWA


Publication explaining the protection of your civil rights.


Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

Did you know...

EITC, Earned Income Tax Credit, is one of the nation's largest anti-poverty programs, annually lifting 6.6 million people out of poverty; half are children. Last year, over 27 million workers received nearly $62 billion in EITC. The average credit was over $2,200, but can be as much as $5,891 this year depending on the worker's income, marital status and whether they have children.

Are you Eligible for EITC (Earned Income Tax Credit)
• Must work and have earned income.
• Generally must be a U.S. citizen or ‘resident alien’ all year
• Must have a valid Social Security number
• Investment income limited to $3,150
• Cannot use “married filing separately”
• Cannot be a qualifying child of another person
• Cannot file Form 2555 or 2555-EZ


HOUSEHOLD INCOME LIMITS:

EITC eligibility, the maximum earned income must be less than $51,567.  See below:

  • $14,340 ($19,680 if married filing a joint return) with no qualifying children
  • $37,870 ($43,210 if married filing a joint return) with one qualifying child
  • $43,038 ($48,378 if married filing a joint return) with two qualifying children
  • $46,227 ($51,567 if married filing a joint return) with three or more qualifying children

 

Fore more information from the IRS on EITC click here.
 

 

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