Monday, February 13, 2012

Free Assisted Self-Service Tax (FAST) Program

United Way of Chittenden County and the Working Bridges Program announce an alternate way to prepare your own tax return!

New this year -- You can prepare your own federal and state tax returns at a FAST Site. IRS trained Volunteers will be on site to assist you and answer questions.

Who’s eligible for this free service?
  • Anyone - if your income is less than $31,000
  • Age 25 or younger, or, age 65 or older – if your income is less than $58,000
Where do I go?

FAST sites are a walk-in service. Returns are prepared on a first-come, first-serve basis. FAST sites can be found at the following locations:

  • Community College of Vermont (CCV), 1 Abenaki Way - Winooski
    • Fridays-February 10 & 24, March 9 & 23, April 6, from 11am to 6pm
    • Saturdays-February 11 & 25, March 10 & 24, April 7 from 9am to 3pm
  • Champlain Housing Trust, 88 King St, Burlington
    • Fridays-February 17, March 16, April 3 from 3pm to 7pm
    • Saturdays-March 3 & 31 from 10am to 4pm
  • Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity (CVOEO), 255 So Champlain St, Burlington through April 17
    • Monday through Thursday, from 9am to 3pm
    • Saturdays, from 10am to 2pm
    • Tuesday and Thursday evening, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
What do I need to bring?
  • Social security numbers and birth dates for yourself and all dependents.
  • All income tax documents – W-2s, 1099s, unemployment amount received, gambling winning amounts and any other income statements or amounts
  • Amount of student loan interest paid
  • Amount paid for child care
  • Checking or savings account information if direct deposit of refund wanted.
  • For state returns, landlord certificate and entire house hold income (if renting) and property tax bill (if homeowner)
Come do your own taxes. You’ll be in control!

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