United Way offers free filing at VITA sites, My Free Taxes

3/10/2017, 6 a.m.

Households with an income of $55,000 or less can have their taxes prepared for free at United Way VITA sites in Greater Atlanta through April 18.

Taxes are prepared in-person by IRS-trained and certified volunteers.

For the most recent location listings and hours of availability, call 211 or reference the online database at www.211online.unitedway.org.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites in DeKalb County:

  • Beulah Baptist Church, 2340 Clifton Springs Road in Decatur.
  • Hillcrest Church of Christ, 1939 Snapfinger Road in Decatur.
  • Saint Philip AME Church, 240 Candler Road S.E. in Atlanta.
  • St. Vincent De Paul, 2050-C Chamblee Tucker Road in Chamblee.

Required documents include a valid official photo identification (two if filing jointly); Social Security card for everyone on the return; previous year’s tax return; all W-2s for current tax year; joint returns require both filers to be present to sign return; Form 1095-A if health insurance purchased through the Marketplace; Form 1098 mortgage interest, property taxes, closing statement; and name, address and tax ID or SSN/ITIN of provider for child care or dependent care expenses.

For direct deposit, bring a voided check or account number card.

For more information, visit www.unitedwayatlanta.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/VITA_CARD_FINAL_nocrop.pdf.

United Way also offers My Free Taxes, a free self-preparation tax tool allowing taxpayers with incomes of $64,000 or less to prepare their federal and state returns from the comfort of their homes.

For more information, visit www.unitedway.org/myfreetaxes.