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  • Free Tax Assistance

    Tax preparation is a high stress annual chore for many households. Collecting all the necessary documents and paying someone to prepare your return is time consuming and expensive. It's estimated that last year preparing and filing a simple Federal 1040 with Schedule A and state return cost each taxpayer an average of $229.

    To minimize the cost of preparing and filing your taxes, Telamon Corporation is partnering with myfreetaxes.com and the Internal Revenue Service to provide FREE tax preparation and FREE filing for qualified families and individuals.

    File online with myfreetaxes.com

    For the past six years, myfreetaxes.com has provided a safe, secure, and free way for millions of families to prepare and file their federal and state taxes on the internet. While the website is designed to be easy to use, IRS certified call specialists are available to help you in English (9am to 10pm EST Monday through Saturday) or Spanish (12pm to 10pm EST Monday through Saturday) toll free at 1-855-698-9435.

    To file online using myfreetaxes.com/Telamon you will need

    • Social Security Number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN)
    • valid email address
    • family or individual Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of under $60,000 in 2014

    Click to get started at myfreetaxes.com/Telamon

    File in person with Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

    For families and individuals not wanting or able to prepare their taxes online, the IRS has created the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program to provide face-to-face tax preparation and filing assistance. Volunteer tax preparers are trained and certified by the IRS, and can inform taxpayers about special tax credits for which they may qualify.

    Some VITA locations have computers available if you would like to prepare your tax return yourself with the volunteer's assistance.

    To file in person with the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program you will need

    • Social Security Number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN)
    • family or individual Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of under $53,000 in 2014

    Click and enter your ZIP code locate the nearest VITA center

    Tax Preparation Checklist

    from the Tax Preparation Checklist at myfreetaxes.com

    Gather your documents.

    • W-2s for each job held in 2013 for each person in the household. This form reports your name, wages, and other tax information to the IRS.
    • 1099s showing other income (unemployment, social security, state tax refund, gambling winnings, contract work) that is reported to the IRS, if applicable.
    • 1098s showing payments you’ve made (school loans,property tax).
    • Income/Interest statements received for any savings account or investments.
    • Bank account numbers: A voided check or your bank or credit union routing number or savings or checking account number for your refund to be deposited automatically into your account through direct deposit.
    • Last year’s tax return (if you have it).

    Collect information for everyone in your household.

    • Name and taxpayer number as they appear on the Social Security Card (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) letter for you and all dependents (including children and elderly relatives that you care for).
    • Date of birth and relationship (son, daughter, mother, etc.)
    • Current address (it may be different from the address on your employment records).