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United Way of Acadiana offers free tax preparation

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The United Way of Acadiana is offering free tax preparation for families who qualify. 

VITA according to United Way of Acadiana, puts families in a better position to handle job loss, illness or other unforeseen expenses while remaining financially stable. 

The program has been run for two years. To be eligible for the free tax preparation, families have to have a household income below $54,000 in 2016.

According to United Way of Acadiana, persons may also qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit if their Tax Year Earned Income and Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) were less than:

  • $48,340: With 3 or more qualifying children
  • $53,930: If married, filing jointly
  • $45,007: With 2 qualifying children
  • $50,597: If married, filing jointly
  • $39,617: With 1 qualifying child
  • $45,207: If married, filing jointly
  • $15,010: With no qualifying children
  • $20,600: If married, filing jointly

Additionally, if you make less than $62,000, you can file for free at MyFreeTaxes.com. It's easy, safe, secure and free. Some fees apply for those making more than $62,000.

WHAT TO BRING:

  •  Photo ID and original Social Security Card or ITIN
  • All W2s
  • Any other tax-related documents


WHERE/WHEN: VITA SITES

IRS-Certified Tax Preparers are ready to help you at the following locations:

ACADIA PARISH
Assist Agency: 11 North Parkerson Crowley, LA 70526, 337-788-7550, ext. 138
OPENING DAY:  Jan. 27th
HOURS: Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. until noon and 1:30-3 p.m.
IBERIA PARISH
SMILE/New Iberia: 722 Walton St. New Iberia, LA 70560, 337-365-8151
LAFAYETTE PARISH
Acadiana High School: 315 Rue de Belier Lafayette, LA 70506, 337-521-7411 (dial 6 and ext. 16950)
SMILE/Lafayette: 501 St. John St. Lafayette, LA 70501, 337-234-3272, ext. 219
HOURS (APPOINTMENT ONLY): Monday through Thursday from 2-4 p.m.
 Lafayette Library Main Branch: 301, Congress St., Lafayette, LA 70501, 337-706-1192 (appointment only) 
ST. LANDRY PARISH
The Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development Institute: 1209 Diesi St. Opelousas, LA 70570, 337-943-2410
ST. MARTIN PARISH
SMILE/St. Martin: 2097 Terrace Rd. St. Martinville, LA 70582, 337-394-6013
ST. MARY PARISH
St. Mary CAA Central Office: 1407 Barrow St. Franklin, LA 70538, 337-828-5703
VERMILION PARISH
ASSIST Agency: 407 Charity St. Abbeville, LA 70510, 337-898-9554
OPENING DAY: Jan. 27th  
HOURS: Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. until noon and 1:30-3 p.m.
 

SUPER TAX DAYS
Acadiana High School, February 24, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (call for appointment)
Northside High School, 301 Duran St., Lafayette, LA 70501, Feb. 17, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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