Free tax preparation services in Alta -- call for appointment

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Free tax preparation by IRS-certified volunteers is again this year available in Alta. Federal and Iowa tax returns are prepared and filed electronically by IRS-certified volunteers at no cost. If you have your refund direct deposited to a bank account, you can expect to receive your refund in one to two weeks!

Tax preparation is available at the Alta Church of Christ. Reservations can be made during the week by calling 200-2321. Callers can leave a message if there is no answer. The service is by appointment only on selected Sunday afternoons and Thursday evenings. Appointments can be made now and will be taken through March.

Most taxpayers with income reported on W-2 or 1099 forms can have their returns done by the volunteers. Volunteers do not prepare returns with business or self-employment income, or rental income, or in certain other complex situations. Taxpayers with low to moderate incomes are eligible -- anyone up to $43,000 and families with two or more children up to $50,000.