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WV VITA program offers free income tax preparation program

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Those earning less than $49,000 a year could get a little help from the Central West Virginia Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program and the State Law Library with its free income tax preparation assistance program. 

According to a state Supreme Court news release, certified volunteer staff members can prepare and e-file simple tax returns.

However, those who need assistance with more complicated issues such as Schedule C (profit and loss from business), Schedule D (capital gains and losses), Form 2106 (employee business expenses), and Form 3903 (moving), will be referred elsewhere.

People must bring proof of identification, Social Security cards for everyone they are claiming, birth dates for everyone they are claiming, W-2, W-2G, wage and earning statements from all employers, receipts for total paid to daycare providers and tax ID numbers.

People must also bring receipts for 2011 property taxes, charitable donations, medical expenses, mortgage interest, student loan interest, receipts for total paid to daycare provider and the providers' tax ID numbers.

Married people filing jointly must both be present to sign documents and bank account numbers along with bank routing numbers should be brought if a direct deposit refund is desired.

Appointments are required and may be scheduled through April 14 by calling the State Law Library at 304-558-2607.