Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program
The Tax and Estate Planning Association at Washburn University School of Law will again this year assist individuals and families in the community with preparing and filing their tax returns. Families and individuals grossing $50,000 or less are eligible for the VITA program. All returns will be filed electronically with the IRS.
Please note: Tax assistance is not available at Washburn Law. Locations for assistance are shown on page 2 in this brochure (168 KB PDF; requires Adobe Acrobat Reader). During the spring 2013 tax filing season Washburn Law students will typically be providing assistance at the Docking State Office Building location (915 SW Harrison, Room 163; see map).
The following tax information, as appropriate, is needed to complete tax forms:
- Each person filing a tax return must bring their social security card and driver's license or a government photo id card. There are no exceptions to this rule.
- If a person plans on filing a joint tax return with their spouse, their spouse must physically come with them to the site or a power of attorney allowing the filing spouse to file the joint return must be completed.
- A copy of your 2011 tax return.
- Birth dates and social security cards for the taxpayer, spouse and any children in the household born before December 31, 2012 are needed to claim the EIC.
- W-2 forms from all 2012 jobs.
- 1099-G form, if you received unemployment insurance benefits or a state refund in 2012.
- 1099-INT, if you received interest paid by a finanacial institution in 2012.
- All other 1098 and 1099 forms.
- Any statements received from a mortgage company during 2012.
- Any notices sent to the worker by the IRS in 2012.
- Workers with Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) should bring the ITIN card sent to them by the IRS. Workers need either an ITIN or a SSN for the Child Tax Credit.
- W-2 G Gambling Income
- 2012 Property Tax Form or name of landlord, address and phone number if claiming the Homestead Credit.
- Each person wishing to have their tax refund deposited directly to their bank account must bring a voided check that corresponds to the checking or savings account where they want the money deposited. No deposit slips.