Sheridan College Again Offering Free Tax Help

Sheridan College Again Offering Free Tax Help

Sheridan College is again offering help with taxes. This is the sixth year students certified in basic and intermediate tax preparation through the IRS will provide free assistance to the community. SC Business Instructor Tracy Dearinger.

The program is made possible through Volunteer Income Tax Assistance. New this year, as she mentioned, if a person would just like help filing their taxes but to do it themselves the college will offer computers to and the following programs: H&R Block, TurboTax, TaxAct, TaxSlayer and FileYour Taxes. She said that way there will be a certified person to answer questions.

The college's tax help program requires that the person be there at the time, and that includes both parties filing a joint return if that's the case. Students do between 150 and 175 returns per year and she said they expect to do more this year. They have 10 students and two volunteers helping this year. She said lines are traditionally longer earlier in the sessions.

Thursdays: February 16, March 1, March 8, March 29 from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Saturdays: February 11, February 25, March 24, April 7 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

In the Whitney Building at Sheridan College, Room W139B.

They will not do farm and ranch operations or larger businesses, no stock transactions or rental businesses. Income limitation is generally set at $57,000.

Taxpayers must bring the following: proof of identity (driver’s license), social security cards for themselves, spouse, and all dependents, all tax forms (W-2’s, 1099’s, Social Security statements, unemployment statements, etc.) If they itemize, they also need to bring the records for mortgage interest, real estate taxes, license plate fees, sales taxes on any large items (like a car), charitable donations, and any medical expenses paid out of pocket.

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