Volunteer income tax assistance sessions begin in February

Do you need help filing taxes? The Moore Public Library again is partnering with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) to provide free tax help for local residents two days a week at the library.

Volunteers from the VITA program will be at the library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, and 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, with the first sessions beginning Wednesday, Feb. 3 through April 16 in the Computer Training Center of the library.

Volunteers help prepare basic federal and state income tax returns for taxpayers with an income of less than $51,000 on a first-come, first-served basis. Taxpayers are encouraged to bring a copy of their 2014 return; social security physical cards for the worker, spouse and children born in 2015 or earlier; W-2 forms from all jobs; 1099 forms for any other income; IRS notices received and any statements received from a mortgage company.

At any time the library is open, cardholders may utilize library computers to file their taxes online, but they should note that library staff members are not trained to answer tax-related questions or work in actual preparation of forms. Libraries also are unable to install personal tax software onto library computers.

Tax forms may be found online in the following places:

Federal – www.irs.gov

Oklahoma – www.tax.ok.gov

Customers will be helped on a first-come, first-served basis.