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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 Thibodaux 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:
Thibodaux Regional OfficeBy appointment only985-447-09761418 Tiger Dr.ThibodauxFebruary 13 through May 15Tuesdays/Wednesdays/ThursdaysBy appointment only: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
St. James ParishFebruary 20, 2002St. James Parish School Board - Public Relations Building1876 West Main StreetLutcher8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Lafourche Parish(Lower Lafourche)February 26, 2002Lafourche Parish Council - Galliano Annex Building101 West 112th StreetGalliano8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
St. John the Baptist ParishMarch 6, 2002St. John Parish School Board Office - Media Center118 West 10th StreetReserve8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
St. Mary ParishMarch 13, 2002Parish Sales and Use Tax Office301 3rd StreetMorgan City8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Assumption ParishMarch 20, 2002Parish School Board Office4901 Highway 308Napoleonville8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
St. Charles ParishMarch 22, 2002St. Charles Parish LibraryDestrehan Branch100 River Oaks DriveDestrehan9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Terrebonne ParishMarch 27, 2002Parish Municipal Auditorium800 Verret StreetHouma9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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