The Oak Ridge Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Center has relocated, and it will open Monday, February 3.
The VITA program is an Internal Revenue Service initiative to help taxpayers by providing trained volunteers to prepare and electronically file individual tax returns at no cost to the taxpayers, a press release said.
For 2020, the VITA office has moved from the Trinity Center on Robertsville Road to the United Way Office at 728 Emory Valley Road in Oak Ridge, the press release said. The hours are from 3-5:30 p.m. on Mondays, 3-8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Saturday. The office is staffed entirely by volunteers—19 preparers, 8 greeters and one computer expert. United Way of Anderson County provides funds for software and provides office space.
During the 2019 tax season, almost 1,800 returns were prepared at the Oak Ridge site, and taxpayers received more than $1,810,915 in tax refunds, the press release said. The site served taxpayers from Anderson, Roane, and 15 other East Tennessee counties.
Taxpayers are seen on a first-come, first served basis. They need to bring photo identification, a copy of last year’s tax return, Social Security cards for all people listed on return, health coverage forms, all relevant income forms (W-2s, 1099s, Social Security annual statement), and documentation for daycare, education, and itemized deduction expenses, the press release said.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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