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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 Monroe 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:
Monroe Regional OfficeBy appointment only122 St. John StreetMonroe318-362-3151
Ouachita ParishFebruary 14, 2002Anna Meyer BranchOuachita Parish Library1808 Highway 165 SouthMonroe10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Jackson ParishFebruary 19, 2002Jackson Parish Library614 South Polk Ave.Jonesboro10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Lincoln ParishFebruary 21, 2002Lincoln Parish Library509 West Alabama Ave.Ruston10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Union ParishFebruary 26, 2002Union Parish Library202 West Jackson StreetFarmerville10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Caldwell ParishFebruary 28, 2002Caldwell Parish Library211 Jackson Street Columbia10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Franklin ParishMarch 05, 2002 Franklin Parish Library705 Prairie Street Winnsboro10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Richland ParishMarch 07, 2002Richland Parish Library1410 Louisa StreetRayville10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
East Carroll ParishMarch 12, 2002E. Carroll Parish Library109 Sparrow StreetLake Providence10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Madison ParishMarch 14, 2002 Madison Parish Library403 North Mulberry StreetTallulah10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
West Carroll ParishMarch 19, 2002W. Carroll Parish Library101 Marietta StreetOak Grove10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Tensas ParishMarch 21, 2002Tensas Parish VA Office(behind Courthouse)205 Hancock StreetSt. Joseph 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Morehouse ParishMarch 26, 2002Morehouse Parish Sales Tax Commission123 East Madison StreetBastrop10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
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