vita sites Community Action Program (CAP)
Representative Tom Creighton
601 S. Queen Street Lancaster, PA 17608
47 Market Square Manheim, PA 17545
Franklin and Marshall College
Ephrata Public Library
600 Block of College Ave Lancaster, PA 17603-2827
Spanish American Civic Association (SACA) 452 South Duke Street Lancaster, PA 17602
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services 150 Farmington Lane Lancaster, PA 17601
550 South Reading Road Ephrata, PA 17522
Ephrata Area Social Services
Trinity Lutheran Church
American Red Cross
1555 Highlands Drive Lititz, PA 17543
If you made $50,000 or less
Lititz Senior Center
433 South Kinzer Ave New Holland, PA 17557
1641 Philadelphia Pike Lancaster, PA 17602-2690
Garden Spot Community Center
One Alpha Drive Elizabethtown, PA 17022
Representative John Bear
Harrisburg Area Community College (Lancaster Campus)
502 Elizabeth Drive Lancaster, PA 17601
31 South Duke St Lancaster, PA 17602
70 South Poplar Street Elizabethtown, PA 17022-2150
357 Buck Road Quarryville, PA 17566-9703
227 North State St Ephrata, PA 17522
Elizabethtown Senior Center
201 East Market Street Lititz, PA 17543
Columbia Presbyterian Church 360 Locust Street Columbia, PA 17512
430 West Orange St Lancaster, PA 17603
Appointment Days & Times Vary By Site
Call 717.291.LINC(5462) or Dial 2-1-1 to learn more and schedue your FREE appointment www.FreeTaxPrepLancaster.org
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United Way of Lancaster County
What We Do!
Who can qualify for free tax prep?
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program provides free tax preparation services to individuals and families. IRS Certified volunteers are trained to prepare your taxes for free as well as recognize when valuable credits are available to you.
You qualify to have your taxes prepared free of charge at our VITA locations if in 2011: • Your total household income was $50,000 or less
VITA may be able to help put hard-earned money back into your pocket in the form of tax refunds and tax credits. The free service saves taxpayers the expense of professional tax preparation services, which average about $200. Last year, VITA helped local taxpayers get back more than $2.2 million in tax refunds and credits. Most people who make less than $50,000 qualify.
What does this mean to you? For those earning less than $50,000, we offer 18 different tax preparation sites across Lancaster County. Each has trained volunteers who are eager to help you complete your 2011 federal, state and local tax returns for free. They will also help you determine if you are eligible to claim the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and help to get you the maximum refund possible.
Earned income and adjusted gross income (AGI) must each be less than: • $43,998 ($49,078 married filing jointly) with three or more qualifying children • $40,964 ($46,044 married filing jointly) with two qualifying children • $36,052 ($41,132 married filing jointly) with one qualifying child • $13,660 ($18,740 married filing jointly) with no qualifying children
The maximum EITC for 2011: • $5,751 with 3 or more qualifying children • $5,112 with 2 qualifying children • $3,094 with 1 qualifying child • $464 with no qualifying children
How to schedule? Call The United Way LINC @ 717.291.LINC (5462) or simply dial 2-1-1. www.FreeTaxPrepLancaster.org
VITA assists taxpayers by saving them the cost of professional tax preparation and helping them claim all tax credits for which they are eligible.
• You do not receive active military pay • You are not a practicing clergy person • You did not have farm income • You did not have rental property income • You did not own a business • You did not have income from trading stocks or bonds
What to bring to your appointment? • Proof of identification or social security numbers • Social Security Cards for you, your spouse and dependents and/or a Social Security Number verification letter issued by the Social Security Administration • Wage and earning statement(s) Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R, from all employers • Interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1099) • A copy of last year’s federal and state returns if available • Proof of bank account routing numbers and account numbers for Direct Deposit, such as a blank check
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