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Free Tax Prep in Southern Nevada

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Free and Discounted Tax Prep in Southern Nevada

 

AARP Free Tax Form Preparation: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Feb. 1-April 12, by appointment only. Las Vegas Senior Center, 451 E. Bonanza Road, (702) 229-6454. Call 229-6454 for details and to make an appointment.

AARP Free Tax Form Preparation (ages 50+): Mondays and Thursdays, Feb. 4-April 11, by appointment only. Centennial Hills Active Adult Center, 6601 N. Buffalo Drive, (702) 229-1702. Call 229-1702 for information and appointments.

AARP Free Tax Form Preparation (ages 50+): Tuesday afternoons, Feb. 5-April 9, by appointment only. Lieburn Senior Center, 6230 Garwood Ave., (702) 229-1600. Call 229-1600 for information and appointments.

AARP Free Tax Form Preparation (ages 50+): Tuesdays, Feb.12-April 9, by appointment only. East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 N. Eastern, (702) 229-1515. Call 229-1515 for information and to make an appointment.

In addition, Nevada residents can get help from the Internal Revenue Service Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program at Doolittle Senior Center beginning Feb. 19. Income restrictions apply for the assistance.

VITA Free Tax Form Preparation: Tuesday-Thursday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Feb. 19-April 11; by appointment only. Doolittle Senior Center, 1930 N. J St., (702) 229-6125.

 

And here's some information on the United Way's free tax prep program called "Earn It. Keep It. Save it.

What is "Earn It Keep It Save It?"

In concert with United Way of Southern Nevada's Impact Area of Financial Stability, the "Earn It Keep It Save It" collaborative provides free tax preparation, helping families whose household income is less than $51,000 earn the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and other federal tax credits. Through a general grant from the IRS and matched funding from local partners, United Way supports roughly 34 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites across the Las Vegas Valley. VITA sites are staffed by IRS trained and certified volunteers who prepare tax returns at no cost to qualifying individuals and families. Families earning this credit use their refund for immediate needs, such as rent, food and bill assistance, yet many put their refund into savings for college, a house, or an emergency fund for the long term.

How did "Earn It Keep It Save It" impact Southern Nevada in 2012?

  • 5,641 individuals and families received free tax preparation
  • The program saved the community an estimated $733,000 in preparation and filing fees
  • $7.2 million in refunds was brought back to the community by hundreds of dedicated volunteers
  • 1,428 hard-working, low-income families received $2.5 million in EITC
  • Over $3.8 million was brought back in federal tax credits that provided low-income families, seniors and students with a financial boost they desperately needed

What is the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)?

  • The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is one of the nation's most effective anti-poverty programs. An EITC refund helps pay the rent, buy groceries, cover utility bills and builds savings for future needs.
  • The EITC is a financial boost for hard-working people, particularly those suffering in a recovering economy. However, many hard-hit families may not even know that this vital credit exists when, in fact, millions of workers will qualify for the EITC for the first time this year.
  • Nevadans have received an average EITC worth $2,280 for each taxpayer who claimed the credit. The EITC can be worth as much as $5,891 for a family with three children.

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