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BATON ROUGE — The Louisiana Department of Revenue is providing tax assistance and electronic filing through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program at many sites in the New Orleans area.
“The VITA program greatly assists our older taxpayers and those with lower incomes who cannot afford to pay for tax assistance or to have their returns filed electronically,” says Revenue Secretary Cynthia Bridges. She adds that representatives of Revenue will be on hand at various sites on certain days to assist taxpayers with the preparation of their federal 1040A and 1040EZ tax returns, as well as the state return. “The completed tax returns will be filed electronically free of charge,” Bridges points out.
Only the federal tax returns 1040A and 1040EZ are eligible under the VITA program, Bridges says. She points out that an appointment is necessary for VITA assistance at the Revenue Regional Office listed below, but no appointment is necessary for VITA assistance at the other sites listed.
Taxpayers seeking assistance with their tax returns will need to bring the following items: two forms of identification (one must be with a photo); Social Security cards for the taxpayers who are filing, as well as for all dependents claimed; copies of all W-2 forms for the year 2001; copies of all Form 1099s (notices of interest and dividends); proof that the Federal Advance Tax Credit was received (due to the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001); Form 1098-T if claiming a child care credit (must have the name, address, and identification number of the childcare provider); a copy of last year''s return (if possible); a voided check (for direct deposit purposes); and Federal Form 8453 (available at the site) signed by the taxpayer (and spouse if filing jointly).
The following is a listing of the Revenue Regional office and telephone number for appointment purposes, as well as regional VITA sites, dates of service, and hours of operation:
New Orleans Regional Office1555 Poydras Street, Suite 900New Orleans504-568-5233
Orleans ParishFebruary 15, 2002McDonogh 35 Senior High School 1331 Kerlerec St.New Orleans9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
February 16, 2002Jerusalem Missionary B.C. 02/16/023513 4th StreetNew Orleans 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
February 16, 2002New Life Ministries 2731 Tchoupitoulas StreetNew Orleans 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
February 19, 2002Rabouin Senior High School 727 Carondelet Street New Orleans 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Every Wednesday Starting February 20, 2002Civil Court Building 921 Loyola Ave New Orleans 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
February 20, 2002Jean Gordon Elementary School6101 Chatham DriveNew Orleans9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
February 21, 2002Marshall Middle School 4621 Canal StreetNew Orleans 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
February 23, 2002Word of Truth Fellowship1715 Erie StreetAlgiers 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
February 26, 2002St. Augustine High School2600 A.P. Tureaud Ave.New Orleans 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
February 26, 2002Volunteers of America4152 Canal StreetNew Orleans 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
March 2, 2002Mt. Zion Baptist Church 2200 Dumaine StreetNew Orleans10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Date to be announcedPilgrim Rest Baptist Church2428 Flood StreetNew Orleans 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
St. Bernard ParishFebraury 22, 2002Volunteers of AmericaSuperior Options Of LA 9115 W. Judge Perez Dr. Ste DChalmette 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
St. Tammany ParishMarch 1, 2002LA Department of RevenueCovington Office1305 Florida Blvd.Covington 9:00 a. m. - 3:00 p.m.
Jefferson ParishFebruary 27, 2002Washington Elementary School 606 Clay StreetKenner 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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