NHC Library offers free VITA tax preparation

Published on: January 19, 2007

Beginning Saturday, Feb. 3, North Harris College will be offering the popular VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program on Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Monday evenings 4 to 6 p.m. in NHC’s Learning Center, room 202. This is a change from former years where the assistance was offered in the Library Building. The NHC’s Learning Center is located in the NHC’s Academic Building on the second floor. The campus is located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Blvd. This free service is sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service, the Lone Star College-North Harris Library Government Documents Department, and NHC’s accounting division.
 
Trained volunteers will be on hand through April 14 to help people–particularly individuals with low and limited income, individuals with disabilities, non-English speaking and elderly taxpayers– to complete basic tax returns. All community members are welcome to take advantage of this service. Saturday session dates are Feb. 3, 10, 17 and 24; March 3, 10 and 24; and Apr. 14. Monday evening sessions are Feb. 5, 12, 19 and 26; Mar. 5, 19 and 26; and Apr. 2 and 9.
 
You will need to bring:
  • copy of your 2005 tax return or your social security card or Individual Taxpayer Identification card;
  • Federal tax form package received in the mail;
  • all 2006 W-2’s, Wage & Tax Statements;
  • all 2006 Form 1099-INT or 1099-DIV (to report interest and dividends);
  • forms SSA-1099 or RRB-1099 (to report Social Security and Railroad Retirement);
  • and lists, receipts, medical bills/statements, taxes, home mortgage interest statements, contributions and miscellaneous expenses (to itemize deductions).

E-filing will be available so that tax refunds can be directly deposited or mailed to the taxpayer.
No appointments are necessary and help is provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

In addition to this service, the Library makes available to the public many of the popular federal income tax forms and instructions. The forms are located on the second floor of the library. 
 
IRS forms and information materials can also be printed from the Internal Revenue Web-site www.irs.gov/formspubs/index.html. For further information, call Virginia Rigby, 281.618.5490.

North Harris College is located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Blvd., one-half mile south of FM 1960 E, between Aldine-Westfield and Hardy Roads. For more information about the college, call 281.618.5400 or visit: northharris.lonestar.edu

NHMCCD, among the five largest and fastest growing community colleges in Texas, comprises, North Harris College, Kingwood College, Tomball College, Montgomery College, Cy-Fair College, six satellite centers, and The University Center.

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