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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 Baton Rouge 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 Headquarters and Regional Office and their telephone numbers for appointment purposes, as well as regional VITA sites, dates of service, address, and hours of operation:
Baton Rouge HeadquartersBy appointment only617 N. Third StreetBaton Rouge225-219-2450
Baton Rouge Regional OfficeBy appointment only8549 United Plaza, Suite 110Baton Rouge225-922-2300
Iberville ParishEvery Wednesday February 13 - April 10, 2002Iberville Parish Library24605 J. Gerard Berret Blvd.Plaquemine 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
East Feliciana ParishFebruary 14 and 21, 2002Audubon Library12220 Woodville StreetClinton 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
February 15 and 22, 2002Audubon LibraryJackson Branch3312 College StMuseum BuildingJackson 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
West Feliciana ParishFebruary 19 and 26Audubon Library11865 Ferdinand StSt Francisville 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
St. Helena ParishFebruary 25 and March 4Audubon Regional LibraryHwy. 10 Oak Plaza Shopping CenterGreensburg 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Ascension ParishFebruary 22, 2002Ascension Parish LibraryGonzales Branch708 S Irma StGonzales 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
February 25, 2002Ascension Parish LibraryDonaldsonville Branch500 Mississippi StDonaldsonville 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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