Save money on tax prep with vita

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  • By 45th Space Wing Staff Judge Advocate
It is almost that time of year: Tax Season! The PAFB Volunteer
Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program provides free income tax return
preparation starting February 1st through April 15th. Active Duty, Reserve,
and retired military and civilian personnel of the PAFB community are
eligible to participate.

The service is provided at the Shark Center, which is located
adjacent to the Chapel in the South Patrick Housing complex (Pelican Coast).
In order for your VITA Tax Counselor to prepare your return, the following
documentation is required: Picture I.D.; Social Security card (or Military
I.D. with social security number) of taxpayer, spouse and all dependents
listed on the tax return; income statements for wages, interest, dividends,
pensions, social security, and other income (W-2s, and 1099s); expense
statements to itemize deductions; a copy of last year's tax return (if
available); and the bank account and routing numbers if direct deposit of
refunds (or to debit payment of any taxes due) is desired.

The VITA program offers a great, no-cost alternative to other
commercial preparers. The tax return
preparation assistance service is only available by appointment Monday
through Friday, from 0900 to 1700. To make an appointment, call 494-4718.
Simply leave your name and phone number on the answering machine and someone
will return your call.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call A1C Siksay at