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Income Tax Assistance

Release Date: 12/16/2009

CONTACT: Sylvia Blair
Executive Assistant to the President
Carroll Community College


Income Tax Assistance is Available


Westminster, Md., Dec. 16, 2009-Trained and certified student tax assistors from Carroll Community College will be preparing income tax returns for members of the community through the IRS's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Returns are prepared free of charge from Feb. 2 through April 15, 2010.

VITA offers free assistance to those with low-to-moderate incomes, including persons with disabilities and the elderly. Taxpayers in these categories who file Form 1040EZ, Form 1040A, or basic Form 1040 Federal tax returns are qualified to take advantage of this service.

All tax preparation is by appointment. To schedule an appointment, contact Linda Brandt at 410-386-8242  or via email at Both day and evening appointments are available.

Items to bring to your appointment:
" photo identification
" your Social Security card
" wage and earning statements (W-2) from all employers
" interest statements from banks (Form 1099)
" a copy of last year's tax return, if available
" other relevant information about income and expenses

For more information on the VITA program, you may contact Kate Demarest, the program coordinator, at Remember, this service is free and in most cases returns can be filed electronically for a faster refund.

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