Federal Taxes

IRS tax information for Oil Spill paymentsimage

The IRS has issued tax guidelines for payments received by Gulf Coast residents by BP or other sources.

Loyola College of Law Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program

Tax preparation sessions, available to people with low to modest incomes, will be held on Saturdays from 10am to 2pm and Mondays and Thursdays from 5pm to 7pm&#46 The sessions begin on Saturday, January 31 and continue through Monday, April 13. more

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 freeless

Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)image

The Earned Income Tax Credit is the federal government’s largest program benefiting lower earning workersmore

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, 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

Important Tax Informationimage

Find important information about Federal and State taxes, plus organizations offering tax preparation assistance to low-income residents&#46

211 Tax Preparation Assistance Referral Serviceimage

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&#46

Road Home and Taxesimage

This FAQ on the IRS website covers the Road Home grant as it applies to taxes&#46

Free Tax Assistance at the Community Center of St. Bernardimage

The Community Center of St&#46 Bernard, 1107 LeBeau St, Arabi is offering free income tax preparation services and electronic filing services through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA). more

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
For further information, call the Community Center at 504-281-2512less


Find all the basic information you need about filing your federal taxes on the Internal Revenue Service website&#46