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VITA Tax Preparation

Feb 10, 2021

Due to safety precautions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, VITA Tax services will be available as a drop-off only service. Appointments for individual sessions are not available. Please read below for instructions on how to submit documents for free tax prep.

DOCUMENTS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED AT THE LAGRANGE LIBRARY DURING REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS. DOCUMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED AT THE DROP BOX INSIDE THE LIBRARY, NOT AT ANY OTHER POINT.

Individuals wishing to utilize the free tax preparation services offered by VITA need to prepare copies of the following documents and submit them together in a provided sealed envelope at the interior drop box at the LaGrange Library:

  • 2020 tax documents provided by the IRS (including but not limited to W2s, 1099s, and other income reporting documents)
  • A COPY of a drivers license or state ID
  • A COPY of social security card
  • If the individual wishes to receive their tax return as a direct deposit, a copy of a cancelled check or form with bank routing and account number
  • a completed submission form with individual's contact information (these forms will be provided at the drop off point)

All submitted documents must be sealed together in an envelope provided at the drop off point inside the LaGrange Library.

Download the submission form here (copies are also available at the library)

PLEASE NOTE:

VITA tax preparation services are provided by trained volunteers. Once the volunteers have completed your tax prep, they will contact you to schedule the pick up your documents on a Wednesday or Friday between 10-5pm. The library will not have access to any documents submitted, nor will library staff be able to answer questions regarding the status of your taxes. Any documents submitted improperly or at the wrong location will be shredded for patron privacy. Documents are only accepted at the drop off point inside the LaGrange Library during regular hours of operation.

More information about VITA services