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VITA will do your taxes for free

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Published: Mar. 7, 2021 at 6:03 PM CST
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - With another potential stimulus headed out, it’s important to file your taxes. April 15 is the deadline to file 2020 tax returns.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, or VITA, is a program funded by the federal government and the United Way of Natrona County.

“We will do your taxes for free for people, single families, or anyone who makes less than $60,000 per year,” said Linda Brown, a VITA site coordinator and preparer.

Most volunteers are retired tax professionals with more than 30 years experience each. As Brown said, they “work for the people.”

For them to help people, it’s recommended to bring picture IDs, Social Security cards, W-2s, 1099 and any interest statements. Brown said “bring any income statements you may have” because they will determine whether they need them or not.

All of your documents will be returned to you, and VITA won’t hold onto any of them.

“This year, they drop it off, and we prepare it, and we call them for an appointment to come in and pick it up,” said Brown. “And so then, they come in pick it up, sign that they want it e-filed, and they’re on their way.”

The typical turn around is one week, and it can even be sooner.

VITA is set up at 851 Werner Court in Casper. They’re across from the Workforce Services building.

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