You may be eligible to receive FREE tax preparation. You may also be eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) or Child Care Tax Credits. This is your money to keep and save. Please contact the Iowa Center for any inquiries at 515-283-0940 or by visiting theiowacenter.org/taxservices/. Or dial 211 for more information. 211 is free and available 24/7.



VITA must have a copy of last year's tax returns or a tax return transcript to prepare your taxes. VITA will not have access to last year's return information. To obtain a transcript, go to www.irs.gov/individuals/get-transcript or call 1-800-908-9946.



To have a positive experience with VITA, please bring ALL required materials to help provide you with a positive, accurate, and timely tax preparation meeting with VITA volunteers.


You MUST bring all of the following items:

    • Proof of identification

    • Social Security cards and/or a Social Security number verification letter issued by the Social Security Administration for you, your spouse, and dependents

    • Birth dates for you, your spouse, and dependents on the tax return

    • Current year’s tax package, if you received one

    • A copy of last year’s federal and state returns

    • Wage and earning statement(s) from all related years employers: Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R

    • Bring Notice 1444 or check stubs from the Economic Impact Payment Rebate received earlier in the year (i.e. $1,200 per person)

    • Interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1099)

    • Bank routing numbers and account numbers for direct deposit. Blank check or deposit slip required.

    • Total paid for daycare provider and the daycare provider’s tax identifying number (the provider’s Social Security number or the provider’s business Employer Identification Number)

    • To file taxes electronically on a married-filing-joint tax return, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms



Please contact The Iowa Center at 515-283-0940 or visit their website for any additional VITA information.

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