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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 Shreveport 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 and for assistance at the Shreveport Woodlawn High School site. No appointments are 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:
Shreveport Regional OfficeTuesdays and ThursdaysBy appointment only1525 Fairfield StreetShreveport318-676-7505
Claiborne Parish1st and 3rd Tuesday of monthCity Hall -Homer400 E. Main Street8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Bienville Parish1st and 3rd Thursday of monthMayor''s Office810 S. Railroad AvenueArcadia8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Bienville Parish1st and 3rd Thursday of month City Hall- Ringgold2135 Hall Street8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Caddo Parish2nd and 4th Wednesday of monthWallette Library363 Hearne AvenueShreveport1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Caddo ParishThursdaysWoodlawn High School7340 Wyngate Blvd.ShreveportBy appointment only3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.318-676-7505
Webster Parish1st and 3rd Wednesday of monthSales Tax Commission1128 Homer RoadMinden8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Webster Parish2nd and 4th Thursday of monthCity Hall101 Macon DriveSpringhill8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Desoto Parish2nd and 4th Tuesday of monthPolice Jury Office101 Franklin StreetMansfield8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
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