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BATON ROUGE — The Louisiana Department of Revenue is providing tax assistance and electronic filing through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program at sites in the Alexandria region.
“The VITA program greatly assists our older taxpayers and those with lower incomes who cannot afford to pay for tax assistance or to have their returns filed electronically,” says Revenue Secretary Cynthia Bridges. She adds that representatives of Revenue will be on hand at various sites on certain days to assist taxpayers with the preparation of their federal 1040A and 1040EZ tax returns, as well as the state return. “The completed tax returns will be filed electronically free of charge,” Bridges points out.
Only the federal tax returns 1040A and 1040EZ are eligible under the VITA program, Bridges says. She points out that an appointment is necessary for VITA assistance at the Revenue Regional Office listed below, but no appointment is necessary for VITA assistance at the other sites listed.
Taxpayers seeking assistance with their tax returns will need to bring the following items: two forms of identification (one must be with a photo); Social Security cards for the taxpayers who are filing, as well as for all dependents claimed; copies of all W-2 forms for the year 2001; copies of all Form 1099s (notices of interest and dividends); proof that the Federal Advance Tax Credit was received (due to the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001); Form 1098-T if claiming a child care credit (must have the name, address, and identification number of the childcare provider); a copy of last year''s return (if possible); a voided check (for direct deposit purposes); and Federal Form 8453 (available at the site) signed by the taxpayer (and spouse if filing jointly).
The following is a listing of the Revenue regional office and telephone number for appointment purposes, as well as regional VITA sites, dates of service, address, and hours of operation:
Alexandria Regional OfficeBy appointment only900 Murray StreetAlexandria318-487-5333
Concordia ParishFebruary 21, 2002City Hall –Vidalia301 Carter Street9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Rapides ParishFebruary 23, 2002Alexandria Mall3437 Masonic Drive9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
LaSalle ParishFebruary 26, 2002Police Jury Meeting Room -Jena1050 Courthouse St., Room 139:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Vernon ParishFebruary 28, 2002Vernon Parish Library1401 Nolan TraceLeesville9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Catahoula ParishMarch 5, 2002City HallJonesville400 3rd Street9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Sabine ParishMarch 7, 2002Sabine Tax Commission670 San Antonio AvenueMany10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Natchitoches ParishMarch 14, 2002Prather Coliseum – NSU100 College AvenueNatchitoches9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Winn ParishMarch 19, 2002Winn Parish School Board304 East Court Street9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Grant ParishMarch 26, 2002Civic CenterColfax420 Richardson Drive9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Avoyelles ParishMarch 28, 2002School Board Office – Marksville221 Tunica Drive West9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
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