Several free tax preparation sites sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service are now open in Delaware.
The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program offers free tax help generally to people who earn $51,000 and less. The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Program offers free tax help to taxpayers with priority assistance to people who are 60 and older. Many sites have multilingual volunteers who can assist people with limited English skills.
Taxpayers need to present the following items to have their returns prepared:
- Photo identification
- Valid Social Security cards for the taxpayer, spouse and dependents
-Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) assignment letter for taxpayer, spouse and dependents, if applicable
-Birth dates for taxpayer, spouse and dependents on the tax return
-Wage and earning statement(s) Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R, from all employers
-Interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1099)
-A copy of last year’s federal and state returns, if available
-Proof of bank or credit union routing numbers and account numbers for direct deposit
-Other relevant information about income and expenses
-Total paid for day care
-Day care provider's identifying number
To file taxes electronically on a Married Filing Jointly return, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms. For more information, call (800) 906-9887 or visit IRS.gov.