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Official 2014 Tax Help Locations

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What to bring

 

Last year’s federal income tax return.

 

Social Security cards and correct birthdates for all family members.

 

A photo ID. If married and filing a joint return, both spouses must present photo ID and both must be present to sign the return.

 

All W-2 wage and tax statements for current tax year.

 

Form 1098-T or 1098-E from school attended and amount paid for any educational expenses.

 

All forms 1099 and other income statements.

 

Amount of any income not reported on a statement.

 

Form 1098- mortgage interest and property taxes- if applicable.

 

Records with amounts of deductible and qualified expenses not shown on a statement.

 

A voided check and/or savings account number for direct-deposit (optional but you will receive your refund faster than a paper check).

 

Name, address and tax ID or social security number of any child care providers.

 

Local Partners

The following partners help make our 2013 free tax preparation possible through funding, training, site availability and support:

  • Wachovia/Wells Fargo
  • Bank of America
  • National Disability Institute
  • AARP
  • IRS
  • Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union
  • Hillsborough County Family and Aging Services
  • United Way Suncoast
  • Hillsborough Community College
  • University of Tampa
  • Metropolitan Ministries
  • University of South Florida
  • JWB Children’s Services Council of Pinellas County
  • FDIC
  • Federal Reserve Bank
  • Pinellas County Government
  • WorkNet Pinellas
  • The Weekly Challenger
  • Tampa Bay Workforce Alliance
  • Bethesda Ministries
  • Workplace partners
  • Bay Area Legal Services
  • Hillsborough County Library System
  • UF/IFAS Extension Hillsborough County
  • University Area CDC
  • Boys & Girls Club Tampa
  • Tampa Metro YMCA
  • PNC Bank
  • Republic Bank
  • DTCC

Title VI Civil Rights

Helpful links:

www.irs.gov
The IRS’s official homepage

www.floridaprosperitypartnership.org/free_income_tax_preparation
Homepage for the Florida Prosperity Partnership where you can find the locations of other free tax sites in the state of Florida

www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft2012
The FTC’s portal for information related to identity theft.

www.211atyourfingertips.org
http://211tampabay.org
Websites for the 2-1-1 providers in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties where you can search for a variety of other local services and resources

Other Resources:

Taxpayer Advocate Service

The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is an independent organization within the IRS. They help taxpayers who are experiencing economic harm, such as not being able to provide necessities like housing, transportation, or food; taxpayers who are seeking help in resolving problems with the IRS; and those who believe an IRS system or procedure is not working as it should.
Online: www.irs.gov/advocate
By phone: 1-877-777-4778

Florida Taxpayer Advocate Offices:

Ft. Lauderdale
7850 SW 6th CT., Room 265, Plantation, 33324
Phone: 954-423-7677, fax: 954-423-7685

Jacksonville
400 West Bay Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: 904-665-1000, fax: 904-665-1802

Low Income Taxpayer Clinics

The Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) program serves individuals who have a problem with the Internal Revenue Service and whose income is below a certain level. LITCs are independent from the IRS. Most LITCs can provide representation before the IRS or in court on audits, tax collection disputes, and other issues for free or for a small fee. If an individual’s native language is not English, some clinics can provide multilingual information about taxpayer rights and responsibilities.

Local clinics:

Hillsborough

Bay Area Legal Services, Inc.
www.bals.org
813-232-1343
Languages spoken: English/Spanish/Creole/ Others through interpreter services

Pinellas

Gulf Coast Legal Services, Inc.
www.gulfcoastlegal.org
727-821-0726
800-230-5920
Languages spoken: English/Spanish/Creole/French/ Russian/Swahili/Czech

Sarasota Area Office

1800 2nd Street, Suite 102, Sarasota, FL 34236

Ph. (941) 366-2686 • Fax (941) 365-4368

Tampa Bay Area Office

5201 W. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 600, Tampa, FL 33609

Ph. (813) 274-0900 • Fax (813) 228-9549

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