And this Friday,
Volunteers and officials with KCEOC call it "Super Friday Tax Day."
It goes on from
The event is free to the public, and open to families and persons who live in
KCEOC's volunteers will be on hand to prepare taxes, as well as answer questions about the
The program is for taxpayers who qualify. It generally offers free tax help for those who make
KCEOC's Volunteer Coordinator,
"Last year, we prepared 520 tax forms. That's a lot for our volunteers, but they're very dedicated. I have two volunteers who've been doing this for us since we started. All of our tax preparers are
Of particular interest to those going to Friday Tax Day is what the
Moses mentioned the tax volunteer staff will review all details of the Earned Income Tax Credit, and determine if clients have EITC eligibility during the past three years. They can also help clients file amended tax returns for any years in which they've missed opportunities to claim EITC benefits.
In addition, KCEOC volunteers can also determine if clients need help with special credits, like the Child Tax Credit, as well as Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled.
According to the
Moses added the
That's why she and the volunteers are focusing on that fact this Friday.
"The income total goes up every year, and the income credit they may be eligible for also goes up every year. The Earned Income Tax Credit is a great tool to use, and it's not just for low-income families. It's also for middle-income families," said Moses.
If you plan on having your taxes prepared Friday by KCEOC, you'll need to make an appointment. You can do so by calling KCEOC at 606-546-3152.
When you come to Super Friday Tax Day, you must have these documents with you when you have your appointment:
--A photo ID and
--All W-2 and/or 1099 forms.
--Payments for child care expenses, plus the name, address, Employer Identification Number (EIN), or Social Security Number of the child care provider.
--Form 1098-T, if it's applicable.
--Student loan interest paid in 2013.
--Mortgage and property tax information.
--Routing and account information for direct deposit.
--And, a copy of your 2012 tax return, if it's available.
When the tax figuring is finished, those using KCEOC volunteer services can use electronic filing, or "e-filing," to get their returns quicker.
"E-filing is faster and easier. And since they get their returns quicker -- within two weeks -- it's gotten a lot of people to open up bank accounts and receive their tax return that way. E-filing is a really good service," said Moses.
While Friday is the big super tax prep day, she mentioned another service that's beneficial to many families -- financial planning -- which can be done at a later time.
Moses pointed out, "We target low-income families and our Tax Day really helps them. We also have a lot of single persons, college students and working people who come to Tax Day. But a lot of people we help don't realize the opportunities and options that have to invest their money. That's where the financial planning, or 'financial asset building' comes along. It features several ways they can have their money work smarter for them, like budgeting. We have a tool called 'Money Matters' that helps them realize where their money goes. It makes them more aware about being conscious about their spending. And we also focus on identity theft and fraud. We make them more aware of what's out there, and that they can't be victims of fraud and identity theft. It's part of the tax counseling that we give them."
If you can't make it to Super Friday Tax Day, KCEOC said their volunteer tax assistance program remains open at their central office in
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