Legal Aid Society hosting free tax preparation

(January 13, 2020) — The Legal Aid Society will be hosting free tax preparation for individuals with low to moderate income.

The firm is taking part in United Way of Southwestern Indiana, Inc.'s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, which offers free preparation and filing service to individuals and families with an annual income household income at or below $56,000.

Appointments are available at the Legal Aid Society on Monday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. from January 27 through April 13 and are made on a first-come, first-serve basis. For scheduling and more information, call 812-435-5173.

The Legal Aid Society is a not-for-profit law firm funded by the City of Evansville, Vanderburgh County and United Way. Their office is located in Room 105 of the Civic Center Complex.

Here's what you'll need to bring to the appointment:

  • Driver’s License or Picture Identification Card
  • Social Security Card for each adult and child or ITIN/PIN # if you have been a victim of fraud in the past
  • All Wage and Earnings Statements (W-2s, 1099, etc.)
  • List of Itemized Expenses for Self-Employed Individuals
  • Social Security Benefit Statements
  • Unemployment Statements
  • All Health Insurance Information for all family members
  • All Interest and/or Dividend Statements
  • Last Year’s State and Federal Tax Returns
  • Proof of Real Estate Taxes Paid and Personal Property Taxes Paid
  • Landlord’s Name & Address and the Total Amount Rent Paid
  • Child Care Provider’s Name/Address/SSN/TIN# & Total Amount Paid
  • Proof of Educational Expenses, including student loan information