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Free Tax Prep

March 31 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

| Free

PLEASE NOTE: ALL VITA SITES HAVE SUSPENDED OPERATIONS. THE DEADLINE FOR FILING TAXES HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO JULY 15. 

United Way of Acadiana offering free tax prep for qualifying families

When people are financially stable, they can make financial decisions that benefit themselves and their families, which, in turn, benefits the community. Being financially stable also puts families in a better position to handle crisis – job loss, illness or other unforeseen expenses. The VITA program is just one way United Way of Acadiana is creating financial stability. In the last two years, this program put approximately $8 million back in the hands of hardworking families through free tax preparation assistance. During that period, volunteers assisted more than 5,600 Acadiana residents in filing their taxes, helping them claim nearly $2 million each year of the nearly $30 million in Earned Income Tax Credit that goes unclaimed annually. IRS-Certified Tax Preparers are ready to help you at the following locations –some sites open as early as Jan. 15:

If you work and have household income below $54,000 in 2019, you may be eligible for free tax preparation services and a quick refund.

You may also qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit, which could mean thousands for your family.To qualify for Earned Income Tax Credit, your Tax Year Earned Income and Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) must each be less than:

  • $49,194:With 3 or more qualifying children
  • $54,884:If married, filing jointly
  • $45,802:With 2 qualifying children
  • $51,492: If married, filing jointly
  • $40,320: With 1 qualifying child
  • $46,010: If married, filing jointly
  • $15,270: With no qualifying children
  • $20,950: If married, filing jointly

Additionally, if you make less than $66,000, you can file for free at MyFreeTaxes.com. It’s easy, safe, secure and free.

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Photo ID and original Social Security Card or ITIN
  • All W2s
  • Any other tax-related documents

VITA SITES

IRS-Certified Tax Preparers are ready to help you at the following locations:

ACADIA PARISH

ASSIST Agency

11 North Parkerson Avenue, Crowley, LA 70526

(337) 788-7550

Monday & Wednesday: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm (appointment only)

Tuesday & Thursday: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm (walk-ups welcome)

IBERIA PARISH

SMILE Community Action Agency

722 Walton Street, New Iberia, LA 70560

(337) 365-8151

Monday – Thursday: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (appointment only)

LAFAYETTE PARISH

Acadiana High School

315 Rue Du Belier Street, Lafayette, LA 70506

(337) 230-3757

Drop-off services only. Please call for appointment and instructions.

Lafayette Library’s Main Branch

301 Congress Street, Lafayette, LA 70501

Walk-ups welcome

March 31: 6:00 – 8:00 pm

April 4: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Northside High School

301 Dunand Street, Lafayette, LA 70501

(337) 255-5976

Walk-ups welcome

April 4: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

SMILE Community Action Agency

501 St. John Street, Lafayette, LA 70501

(337) 234-3272

Monday – Thursday: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

  1. LANDRY PARISH

Sustainable Agriculture & Development Institute

1209 Diesi Street, Opelousas, LA 70570

(337) 943-2410

Monday – Friday: 4:30 – 6:00 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

  1. MARTIN PARISH

SMILE Community Action Agency

2097 Terrace Road, St. Martinville, LA 70582

(337) 394-6014

Tuesday – Friday: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm (appointment only)

VERMILION PARISH

ASSIST Agency

407 Charity Street, Abbeville, LA 70510

(337) 898-9554

Monday & Wednesday: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm (appointment only)

Tuesday & Thursday: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm (walk-ups welcome)

For more information, contact Logan Hensgens at (337) 706-1214 or visit:

http://www.unitedwayofacadiana.org/vita

Details

Date:
March 31
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

VITA
905 Jefferson St #404, Lafayette, LA 70501 United States
Phone:
(337) 234-4600
Website:
www.unitedwayofacadiana.org/vita

Organizer

United Way of Acadiana
Phone:
(337) 706-1214
Website:
www.unitedwayofacadiana.org/vita