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CCF to Offer Free Tax Preparation to Northern Rhode Island Families:

CCF will be reopening its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site in Woonsocket. The VITA program provides free tax preparation services for families with income less than $55,000. Tax preparers are trained and certified by the IRS to complete both federal and state tax returns. This free service will begin Tuesday, January 22 at CCF's headquarters at 46 Hope Street in Woonsocket. VITA services will be available Mondays - Fridays from 9:00AM to 3:00PM and Friday nights from 5:00PM to 8:00PM.

"The VITA program provides an invaluable resource to our community by offering free tax counseling and tax return preparation," shared Terese Curtin, Executive Director of CCF. "Last year, our site brought almost $2 million back to our community through federal and state refunds. This year we hope to connect even more of our neighbors with this important service."

Interested individuals should call (401) 766-3384 to learn more or to make an appointment. Once an appointment is scheduled, participants will need to provide the following items to their tax preparer:

  • Social Security card(s), birth certificate(s) for yourself, spouse and all dependents
  • Picture ID for you, and your spouse if filing a joint return
  • All W-2s, 1099s, SSI, TDI, Unemployment and FIP documents
  • A copy of your 2017 Federal Tax Return, if available
  • Proof of child and dependent care expenses, including the Tax ID number (SSN, EIN) of the care provider
  • To arrange Direct Deposit for any returns, please bring a check or savings account number with routing number
  • For property tax relief (only for disabled individuals receiving Social Security or 65 and older), please bring three (3) 2018 rent receipts, the landlord's contact information (full name, phone number, address), proof of all household income, and your Social Security Statement or award letter
  • HealthSourceRI information for premium tax credits and proof of insurance for all coverage

For more information about the VITA program, please contact Zoya Tseytlin, Director of the Center for Financial Success. For more information about CCF, please visit our website or contact Lucy Davidson.