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Monday, January 19, 2015

Brighton Center to Offer Free Tax Preparation During Tax Season

Brighton Center will open three Volunteer Income Tax Assistance tax preparation sites for the 2015 Tax Season.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program offers free tax help to people who generally make $52,417 or less, persons with disabilities and the elderly who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns.

IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.

Brighton Center is one of several organizations in The Regional EITC Collaborative led by United Way of Greater Cincinnati.

The coalition is made up of business, nonprofit and government partners with one purpose — to help eligible wage earners in Southwestern Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana receive quality tax preparation and wealth-building opportunities to strengthen their own financial stability. 

Regional partners in delivering free tax preparation include VITA, AARP, Benefit Bank and United Way.

VITA Locations Run By Brighton Center

Brighton Center's Center for Employment Training(No Appointment Necessary, First come first serve)
601 Washington Ave, Suite 140, Newport, KY 41071
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
o    January 31
o    February 7, 14, 21, 28
o    March 7, 14, 21, 28
o    April 4 and 11 

Kentucky Career Center Florence(No Appointment Necessary, First come first serve)
8020 Veterans Memorial Drive, Florence KY 41042
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
o    January 31
o    February 7, 14, 21, 28
o    March 7, 14, 21, 28
o    April 4 and 11 

Grant County Career Advancement Center – (By Appointment Only at
2020 Taft Highway, Dry Ridge KY 41035
1 p.m. to 6 p.m. 
o    February 4, 11, 18, 25
o    March 4, 11, 18, 25
o    April 1, 8

What to Bring
·         For married filing joint, both spouses must be present
·         All Forms W-2 and 1099
·         Information for other income
·         Information for all deductions/credits
·         A copy of last year’s tax return
·         Proof of account for direct deposit of refund
·         Social Security cards or Individual Taxpayer Identification notices/cards for you, your spouse, and/or dependents
·         Proof of identification for yourself and/or your spouse
·         Total paid to day care provider and their tax ID number
·         Birth dates for you, spouse and or dependents on the return
·         Proof of foreign status if applying for ITIN
·         Forms 1095-A, B or C (Affordable Health Care Statements)
·         For prior year or returns, copies of income transcripts from IRS (and state, if applicable)

Last year through VITA, a total of 851 people received free tax preparation that brought $1,092,128 in combined refunds to Northern Kentucky families. For more information call Brighton Center at 859-491-8303 ext. 2222 or visit our VITA webpage

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