Connecting for Children and Families (CCF) is reopening its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site in Woonsocket. The VITA program provides free tax preparation for families with income less than $50,000. The tax preparers are trained and certified by IRS to do basic returns. This free service will begin Tuesday January 17th and will be available at the Hope Street Family Center at 46 Hope Street, Woonsocket.
According to Executive Director Terese Curtin, "Our goal is to ensure that families eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit have someone to help with their tax returns. We are hopeful that we can assist families in getting a tax refund in these difficult economic conditions."
Interested people should call Zoya at (401) 766-3384 for an appointment or more information. Once an appointment is arranged, the following items should be brought to the preparer:
- Social Security card(s), birth certificates for yourself, spouse and all dependents
- Picture ID for you ( and your spouse) if filing a joint return
- All W-2s, 1099s, SSI, TDI, Unemployment and FIP
- Copy of your 2010 Federal Tax Return if available
- Child and Dependent Care Expenses - Tax ID number (SSN, EIN) of the care provider
- For Direct Deposit, bring a check or savings account number with routing number
- For property tax relief, bring rent receipt, full name and address of the landlord and all household items
Connecting for Children and Families (CCF), located at 46 Hope Street, Woonsocket, is a community based organization with a mission to improve the quality of family and community life in Woonsocket. CCF offers a wide range of family support ititiatives including quality childcare; after-school enrichment; workforce development; parenting education and support; and community safety initiatives.