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Cornerstone Christian Church

Volunteer Income Tax Preparation and e-Filing for 2020 Tax Year

***NEW VIRTUAL OPTION AVAILABLE*** for Tax Year 2020.

MCTC’s Virtual VITA/TCE program is currently providing free virtual tax preparation to individuals and families whose income is $66,000 or less.

Virtual VITA/TCE is a new service that provides for the receipt of tax preparation documents, client information, and on-line communication (text or email) between the client and the VITA/TCE site without physical face-to-face contact. Virtual VITA/TCE is accomplished through a secure virtual tax filing portal. The security protocols have been approved by the Internal Revenue Service using this service to meet the needs of our clients in this COVID environment.

How does it work?

  1. File taxes yourself by using the DIY tool.
  2. File taxes with help. Selecting this option will get you to our IRS-certified preparers who will review and file your tax return. First, you’ll answer a series of questions to verify your identity and tell us about your tax situation. Next, you will submit all necessary documents. Our preparers will communicate with you throughout the entire process.

If you prefer your taxes be completed virtually instead of in-person, please visit  https://getyourrefund.org/CCCSHILO to complete the request. NO APPOINTMENT IS NECESSARY. DO NOT Click the link at the bottom to book an appointment.

IN-PERSON VITA TAX PREPARATION

NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 or weather, there may be situations where appointments will need to be cancelled, sometimes on short notice. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience, but we must follow CDC guidelines and exercise safety precautions and practices and practices. Your patience and understanding is appreciated should this occur.

YOU MUST HAVE A VALID eMAIL ADDRESS TO SIGN UP FOR AN APPOINTMENT. By signing up for an appointment, you verify that you have read all information and agree to the requirements needed for your appointment. PLEASE SELECT ONLY ONE (1) SLOT. One time slot will allow us to complete one federal and related state return(s).

FREE income tax assistance will be offered at Cornerstone Christian Church on Saturdays for the 2020 TAX YEAR ONLY on a limited basis beginning Jan. 30 - April 3, 2021. Appointments, available at 9, 9:45, 10:30, and 11:15 am CST, are preferred but not required.

**NOTE** - There is no guarantee of availability for those without an appointment.

Please read this in its entirety, as some information has changed from previous years.

Services include preparing and e-Filing your 2020 federal tax return, and some state tax returns. We will NOT prepare:

Items You MUST Bring With You to Your Appointment
To have your tax return(s) prepared at this VITA site you need to bring the following information with you:

  • Proof of identification – State issued, valid Photo ID
  • Social Security Cards for you, your spouse and dependents or a Social Security Number verification letter issued by the Social Security Administration or (NO OTHER SUBSTITUTIONS will be accepted)
  • Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) assignment letter for you, your spouse and dependents
  • Birth dates for you, your spouse and dependents included on the tax return
  • ALL Wage and earning statement(s) Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R, 1099-Misc from ALL employers and sources of income
  • ALL interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1099)
  • A copy of last year’s federal and state returns
  • Proof of bank account routing numbers and account numbers for Direct Deposit, such as a blank check or deposit slip.
  • Total paid for daycare provided and the daycare provider's tax identifying number (the provider's Social Security Number or the provider's business Employer Identification Number) and complete address
  • Both spouses must be present to file taxes electronically on a married-filing-joint tax return, to sign the required forms. (ONLY ONE appointment slot needs to be selected for filing a joint return.)
  • If Illinois property tax credit is being claimed, your county and Parcel ID (Can be found on your property tax statement or by contacting your county records department)

It is extremely important that each person use the correct Social Security number. The most accurate information is usually located on your original Social Security card. If you do not have an SSN for you or a dependent, you should complete Form SS-5, Social Security Number Application. This form should be submitted to the nearest Social Security Administration Office.

You MUST have all required documents with you.

Please arrive 15-20 minutes prior to your scheduled time, and complete required Form 13614-C and bring with you to your scheduled appointment.

If you arrive late, we cannot guarantee our services for that particular day. Once your appointment is scheduled, you will receive a confirmation email. You should receive an email within two days of your scheduled appointment, NOT BEFORE THAT TIME.)

Visit MCTCfreetax.org for more locations and dates, or IRS.gov to check the status of your refund or see if you qualify for FREE File, a service to file your taxes online for free.

YOU MUST HAVE A VALID eMAIL ADDRESS TO SIGN UP FOR AN APPOINTMENT. By signing up for an appointment, you verify that you have read all information and agree to the requirements needed for your appointment. PLEASE SELECT ONLY ONE (1) SLOT FOR EACH TAX RETURN WHEN SIGNING UP FOR AN APPOINTMENT. One time slot will allow us to complete one federal and related state return(s).

 

Created by:   Christa Miller
 
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