Need Help Preparing Your Taxes?

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The Alton Area Tax Project is offering free tax preparation to low-income members of the greater Alton community beginning Saturday Jan. 26 through April 13, 2013 at the Bethalto Community Educational Center. The Center is located at the St. Louis Regional Airport in Bethalto at 1136 Airline Drive. The site will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-8:00 pm and on Saturdays from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. There is a bus stop near the site.

The services include free preparation of federal and state returns, electronic filing and direct deposit of refunds. Your household income must have been less than 551,000 to qualify for the service. Requirements include:

  • a photo ID for the taxpayer and spouse;
  • a social security card for each person who will be included on the tax return;
  • all tax documents including W-2’s and 1099’s

If applicable, bring a real estate tax receipt with the parcel ID number if you own a home, proof of unemployment compensation, and proof of child care expenses.

If married and filing jointly, both spouses must be present to sign. If available, bring a copy of last year’s tax return.

The Alton Area Tax Project provides this free tax service through The United Way of St. Louis, the IRS, and Lewis and Clark Community College. For questions or additional information, call 618 433-1-866.

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