Puzzled by the tax law or which credits and deductions to take?
Need assistance with your tax return?
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program , or VITA , offers free tax help to low- to moderate-income (generally $42,000 and below) residents who cannot prepare their own tax returns. Certified volunteers sponsored by various organizations receive training to help prepare basic tax returns in communities across the country.
The West Virginia University College of Law has a VITA site offering free tax preparation services through March 11. The VITA sitein the jury room to the right of the Marlyn E. Lugar Courtroomis open 6-9 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Taxpayers using this service should bring the following: W2 forms, tuition statements, 1099 forms, Social Security card, child care provider information, photo identification and any other tax-related documents.