The IRS has issued tax guidelines for payments received by Gulf Coast residents by BP or other sources.
The VITA office is located at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, 526 Pine Street Room 153.The general contact number for is 504-861-5668.
Those who attend the tax preparation sessions should bring identification, Social Security cards for each person on their tax returns, and all of their tax documents including W-2 forms, 1099 forms, Social Security statements and so on.This service is free. less
EITC is a refundable income tax credit that could put as much as $4,824 into the pockets of a family with two children, or send as much as $2,917 to a family with one child, or up to $438 for a worker with no children.
The EITC is a valuable but complex tax break.Free help is available to determine eligibility and file to claim the credit at volunteer tax assistance sites or, for those who cannot visit a site during days/hours of operation, at a local IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center.The EITC Assistant, an online tool found on the official IRS website at www.irs.gov, offers simple steps on determining if you qualify for the credit.Taxpayers can also call 1-800-829-1040 to inquire about their EITC eligibility and how to claim the benefit. less
Find important information about Federal and State taxes, plus organizations offering tax preparation assistance to low-income residents.
By dialing 211 on a land line (or 1-800-749-2673), low-income residents in New Orleans can get referred to the nearest Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) or EITC sites for assistance with their tax preparation.
This FAQ on the IRS website covers the Road Home grant as it applies to taxes.
No appointment needed.Bring ID, Social Security Cards for all family members, and your tax documents (W-2, 1099).Assistance is available on the following days:
- Monday, March 23, 10AM — 3 PM
- Saturday, March 28, 10AM — 2 PM
- Monday, March 30, 10AM — 3 PM
- Saturday, April 4 10AM — 2PM
- Monday, April 6, 10AM — 3 PM
- Monday, April 13, 10AM — 3 PM
Find all the basic information you need about filing your federal taxes on the Internal Revenue Service website.