ANNOUNCING SITES FOR FACILITATED SELF ASSISTANCE TAX PREPARATION

ANNOUNCING SITES FOR FACILITATED SELF ASSISTANCE TAX PREPARATION

Free Tax Preparation Sites Now Open.

Greensboro, NC – February 5, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) announces the availability of the Facilitated Self-Assistance free tax preparation sites and online service at local non-profits. Households earning up to $57,000 annually can qualify to get free help preparing their tax return.

UWGG, in conjunction with several of its Partner Agencies in the Greensboro area, is coordinating the Facilitated Self-Assistance (FSA) free, online state and federal income tax filing service. “This service is a practical benefit and will help to empower individuals to do their own taxes as one step toward financial self-sufficiency,” said Sarah Glover, Community Impact Manager, Income & Resources, UWGG.

This free online filing service through Myfreetaxes.com is for people who:
– Have a household Adjusted Gross Income of $57,000 or less.
– Have basic computer and internet skills.
– Want to do their own taxes with access to an IRS certified volunteer.
FSA is one of two ways to get free help from IRS certified volunteers. FSA volunteers will be available by phone, email or online chat to answer questions. If in-person help is needed, call 2-1-1 for local Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites. The FSA tax preparation sites, in Greensboro, began service this week on Monday, January 28th.
People wanting to use the FSA service should be prepared with the following:
• Driver’s license or non-driver ID. Spouses filing jointly must both be present.
• W-2s, 1099s and other income and tax related forms.
• Social Security or Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITIN) for each family member and working adult.
• Childcare provider name, address and tax ID.
• Bank routing and account numbers for checking and savings accounts if direct deposit is desired.
• Valid email address.
• A copy of last year’s tax return if available.
The United Way affiliated sites, in Greensboro, for the FSA tax preparation service are:
Greensboro Housing Authority
(*Residents only / see website at www.gha-nc.org )

Guilford Child Development
1200 Arlington St., Greensboro 27406
336-369-7700
Tuesday and Thursday evenings by appointment 336- 369-5097 -or- 336-369-5034

Piedmont Health Services & Sickle Cell Agency
1102 E. Market St., Greensboro 27401
336-274-1507
Thursdays 1:00-5:00

Volunteer Center
1500 Yanceyville St, Greensboro 27405
336-373-1633
Monday through Friday 3:00-5:00

YWCA of Greensboro
4002 Spring Garden St. Suite E, Greensboro 27407
336-273-3461
Monday through Friday 9:00-2:00 / Evenings by appointment

Women’s Resource Center
336-275-6090
628 Summit Ave, Greensboro 27405
(*Women only)
Wednesdays 10:00-4:00

Individuals who qualify to file using Myfreetaxes.com can file online anytime using Myfreetaxes.com/Greensboro. The link can also be found at www.unitedwaygso.org.

For details, contact Sarah Glover at 378-5036 or email at .

United Way of Greater Greensboro supports programs, initiatives, member agencies, and partners meeting critical needs in our community in the areas of education, income and health. 2012 marked the 125th birthday of the United Way. In 1887, in Denver, CO, United Way became one of the most important social inventions in history and sparked a movement that established United Way. In 2012, United Way of Greater Greensboro celebrated 90 years of local investments.

Contact:
John McLendon
Director, Marketing & Communications
336-378-6617

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