Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

HWCLI’s Virtual VITA Program is closed for the season. 

For Free online tax assistance, please visit: www.getyourrefund.org

back What Documents Do I Need to Submit?

This information is for those using: www.getyourrefund.org

• Valid Photo Identification (You and your spouse, if you are filing jointly)
•Social Security Card for taxpayer and any dependents being claimed.
• W-2 for all jobs you had in 2020
• Proof of any cash income being claimed
• Voided check and/or savings account number if you want direct deposit of your refund (Optional).
• Receipts for all deductions being claimed
• Form 1099-R or SSA if you receive a pension or Social Security
• Form 1099-G if you received unemployment benefits
• If you have educational expenses, bring the 1098-T or 1098-E form
• Interest and dividend statements from banks (Form 1099– DIV or INT)
• Total paid for child care & child care providers tax ID or Social Security
• Number of child care provider
• Form 1098—Mortgage interest and property taxes
• If you purchased health insurance through the New York State of Health Marketplace, bring form 1095-A or B

back What are the limitations?

This year, all taxpayers must have a valid email address and reliable access to the internet to utilize our service.

We cannot prepare your taxes if you have:
• Health Savings Account
• Any of the following income: rent income (Scheduled E), royalties, partnerships, trust or farm income, Air BnB Income
• Tax returns for ministers or members of the clergy.
• Moving expenses
• Form 4797 Sales of Business Property.
• Self-employed health insurance deductions.
• Domestic productions activities (form 8903).
• Credits from forms 2439, 8839 and 8885.
• Federal tax fuel Scheduled 4136.
• Household employment Scheduled H.
• PR income, Foreign Earned Income exemption (forms 2555/2555-EZ).
• Adoption Credit.
• Out of state returns or part-year residents of NYS

back Where did Get Your Refund come from?

GetYourRefund is a non-profit service built by Code for America in partnership with IRS-certified Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites nationally.  Code for America is a non-profit technology organization dedicated to making government work for the people that need it most.

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