Free Tax Preparation
NEED HELP GETTING YOUR TAXES DONE?
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) project will prepare your taxes for FREE. You qualify if your household earns $57,000 or less per year. The average savings per year is $744,000 in fees and the average return is $1,200 per family. A total of $5.38 million was returned to people of the Quad Cities in 2012.
WHO WILL BE PREPARING MY TAXES?
Trained volunteers will prepare your taxes at no cost and they will make sure you receive ALL the tax credits you are eligible for including the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC).
These trained volunteers can also answer any questions you have about building savings and protecting your finances. Many locations will also offer you the opportunity to open a savings account and have your tax return deposited directly to that account.
Returns are deposited into your account in 3-5 days on average.
WHEN ARE THE FREE TAX SITES OPEN?
Free tax sites will open in the early winter months and will remain open through April.
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WHERE CAN I GET MY TAXES DONE FOR FREE?
Appointments can be made at locations throughout the Quad Cities- in Bettendorf, Davenport, Moline, East Moline, Rock Island, and other towns in our metro area.
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WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO MY APPOINTMENT?
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call 2-1-1 or contact George Carizey at (563)-344-0331.
HOW DO I GET MORE INFORMATION?
To find out if you qualify for FREE tax preparation, call 2-1-1 or (563)-355-9900.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO VOLUNTEER FOR THE VITA PROJECT?
Volunteers are what make this VITA project possible. We need your help! Click here to learn more.
A SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR VITA PARTNERS WHO MAKE THIS PROJECT A REALITY:
Association for the Advancement of Retired People (AARP)
Bettendorf Community Center
Blackhawk Bank and Trust
Center for Active Seniors (CASI)
Community Action of Eastern Iowa
Center for Economic Progress
East Moline Township Hall
Geneseo Public Library
IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union
Institute for Social and Economic Development (ISED) Ventures
Internal Revenue Service
Moline Public Library
Project Now Senior Center
QC Dollar Wi$e
Rock Island Township Hall
Western Illinois University
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