A Public Service of the Wake EITC Coalition
2013 Sponsors & Supporters
We can offer free tax preparation thanks to:
Internal Revenue Service
MDC, Inc EITC Carolinas
Wells Fargo Bank
Fifth Third Bank
Wake EITC Partners
Free Tax Sites for 2013
WCHS - Swinburne
Martin Street CDC
Wake County Human Services/Millbrook Road
St. Raphael the Archangel Catholic Church
Five Points Center for Active Adults
Centro Para Familias Hispañas
Tabernacle Baptist Church
Northern Wake Senior Center
Fuquay-Varina Community Center
WCHS - Eastern Regional Center
Avery St. Annex
Eastern Wake Senior Center
- NEW for 2013!
- IRS to begin accepting returns Jan. 30, 2013
- Wake EITC Coalition Sponsors its Annual Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program to Qualifying Individuals in the Wake County, North Carolina Area
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Free Income Tax Preparation by Volunteers
- Free preparation of your income tax return
- Free electronic filing of your return
- Free direct deposit of your return into your bank account(s)
- Free printed copy for your records
- Most income tax refunds are deposited in your bank account in 10 days!
Latest Announcements and Search Results:
Know how to file your own return electronically? Use this website to file your 2012 Federal AND State return FREE if you earned $57,000 or less.
Go to www.myfreetaxes.com/frc Must have an active email account. Tax help for this website can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Taxpayers who use some schedules will have to wait until mid-February or March. So far, there is no reason to expect refunds to be delayed.
By Teresa Mears Tue 9:24 PM
The Internal Revenue Service will begin accepting tax returns on Jan. 30, 2013, though taxpayers who use some forms will not be able to file until February or March.
The agency had planned to begin accepting returns Jan. 22, but it delayed that schedule to update computers and forms to account for most of the changes Congress made in the fiscal cliff legislation passed last week. Read the rest of this entry »
Raleigh, North Carolina — January 23, 2012 — The Wake County Free Tax Preparation Program is a public service of the Wake EITC Coalition and is free of charge to qualifying individuals with an income less than $50,000.00/year or who are over 62 years old (find free tax preparation sites in your area here). During the 2011 tax season, the program served thousands of Wake County community members who took part in the 2011 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program. Program sponsors for this year included: the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the City of Raleigh, the United Way of the Greater Triangle, Debtors Unite, EITC Carolinas Initiative at MDC, Inc., and Republic Bank. It is in part to their unwavering support that the Coalition can offer the Free Tax Preparation Service.
With fifteen sites countywide, the Coalition as a whole completed a total of 5,444 tax returns this season for the 2010 fiscal year. Of these, $1.5million were Earned Income Tax Credits claimed by qualifying individuals. According to the IRS, “the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a tax credit for certain people who work and have low wages.1”
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) totals included seven sites countrywide and twenty-three volunteers preparing and filing $2.1million in total refunds and $836,000.00 in EITC. An average of 1,480 tax returns were completed, increasing the previous years’ levels by 50%. By using the VITA sites during the 2011 tax season, a total of 461 families who had who had obtained a refund anticipation loan or who had paid to have their taxed prepared during the 2010 tax season, saved an average of at least $11,000.00 and $45,279.00, respectively. VITA sites serve community members who are of low income, speak a first language other than English and/or who are disabled.
The Wake EITC Coalition is a “collaboration between community partners, volunteers and government agencies organized to ease the burden of paying taxes, improve accuracy of tax returns and help taxpayers find community resources.2” The Coalition was formed in 2007 and receives training and support from the EITC Carolinas Initiative, as well as from local IRS partners and common goal organizations. It is clear that it continues to grow with each passing year.
Tax season 2010 is upon us! This week there are several sites in Raleigh that are already open for free tax preparation.
These sites are open:
Fiscal Progress VITA Site
Open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10-5
Appointments recommended (call 719-1750)
Wake County Human Services – Swinburne Location
Open Tuesdays 12-6, Thursdays 11-4, and Fridays 10-2
Martin Street CDC
Open Tuesdays 5-8, Thursdays 5-8
More sites will be open next week. Be sure that you have already received all W-2s and other tax documents before you come into a free tax sites. Employers have until January 31st to send them out.
7109 Leesville Rd
Raleigh, NC 27613
The 2010 (Tax Year 2009) tax flyers are available for download. Feel free to print these as needed and distribute to your clients and coworkers. Please note that these are double-sided documents.
Additionally, these will be available in print version on or about January 14th. You may pick them up at Fiscal Progress during regular business hours once they are ready.
As you can see, there are 2 versions of the flyer with a common second side. Additionally, we have enhanced the Spanish speaking sites for easier identification by non-English speaking taxpayers.
These are the 2 pdf files:
Free Tax Prep Flyer–Inner Beltline 2010 Flyer
Free Tax Prep Flyer–Outer Beltline 2010 Flyer
Please complete and return by email the information below ASAP for inclusion in the WakeTax.org website and the Wake EITC flyers. We were able to receive some grant funding courtesy of EITC-Carolinas to cover these costs. It should not take more than a couple of minutes. Please get this to me by Wednesday December 17. We hope to have these completed, printed and ready to distribute at our January 6 meeting. Joe, if you already have a listing of all of your sites ready, you can send that instead of this survey!
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