Super Saturday offers tax help thisweek

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 1, 2009

This Saturday is “Super Saturday.” The IRS and many of its community partners will be available to provide free assistance to qualifying taxpayers.
Taxpayers who earned less than $42,000 in 2008 may visit any of the participating locations to receive free tax preparation and electronic filing. Also, taxpayers may visit participating IRS offices if they have tax questions or need to set up payment arrangements.
Locations and hours of operation of Super Saturday sites are available at IRS.gov, keyword Super Saturday. People without computer access can call 1-800-906-9887 to find a nearby IRS or partner office. IRS customer service telephone lines, 1-800-829-1040, also will be available on Super Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to answer tax questions.
Nine IRS offices in the Carolinas are scheduled to participate.
The following IRS offices in the Carolinas will be open on “Super Saturday:”
Charlotte ó 10715 David Taylor Drive.
Greensboro ó 320 Federal Place.
Hickory ó 115 Fifth Ave. N.W.
In addition to free tax return preparation and e-file, the IRS offices also offer the following services:
– Resolving tax issues;
– Answering tax law questions;
– Making account adjustments;
– Accepting payments;
– Establishing payment agreements for those who cannot pay taxes in full;
– Working with people having a hard time paying;
– Providing tax forms and information about e-File, which can save time necessary to receive refunds;
Along with the IRS offices, several Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites throughout the Carolinas are scheduled to participate in “Super Saturday.”
VITA locations in the Carolinas participating in “Super Saturday” include:
Charlotte ó 3557 Sharon Amity Road, Ste. 200, ACORN-Charlotte, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Charlotte-Meck Public Library, 310 N. Tryon St., Family Financial Literacy Coalition, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; First Legacy FCU, 431 Beatties Ford Road
Geensboro ó Kathleen Clay Edwards Library, 1420 Price Park Road, Benjamin Branch Library, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Glenwood Public Library, 1901 W. Florida St., Taxes USA, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Central Library, 220 N. Church St., Central Library VITA, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Winston-Salem ó Liberty Plaza, 102 W Third St., Ste. 460, Legal Aid of North Carolina, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Forsyth Central Library, 660 W. 5th St., Forsyth Working Families Partnership, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Malloy Jordon Heritage Ctr., 1110 East 7th Street, Forsyth Working Families Partnership, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Truliant Federal Credit, 3200 Truliant Way; Forsyth Working Families Partnership, 9 a.m.-noon
Helpful items for taxpayers to bring if seeking free tax preparation assistance on “Super Saturday:”
– Social Security Cards and birth dates for you, your spouse and dependents
– Wage and earning statements (Forms W-2, W-2G, 1099-R, from all employers)
– Interest and dividend statements from banks (Form 1099)
– A copy of last year’s federal and state returns, if available
– Bank routing numbers and account numbers for direct deposit
– If applicable, total paid for day care provider and the day care provider’s tax identifying number (Social Security Number or business Employer Identification Number)
To file taxes electronically on a married-filing-joint tax return, both spouses must be present to sign.

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