Free tax services offered

The IRS plans Jan. 31 tax filing for 1040 filers. What does this mean to me? Regardless of when you complete your tax return in the month of January, your tax return cannot be transmitted or accepted by the IRS until Jan. 31.

Why give up hard earned money from your pocket and pay for tax return preparation today when your refund will not even be available to you until the second week of February?

VITA has new options available to taxpayers this year:

  • Traditional vital site- The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program provides face to face help for those making $51,000 or less. Tax returns are prepared for both federal and state and transmitted electronically with refunds 7-10 days after initial filing season starts

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Randolph County Site: North Central WV CAA, 938 S. Davis Ave., Elkins, by appointment only, 304-636-5008; Catholic Charities, Elkins, 103 Randolph Ave., Elkins, by appointment only, 304-636-4875.

To locate other sites near you, log on to , dial 2-1-1 or call your regional VITA/EITC coordinator, Linda Brown, at 304-502-3434.

– My Free Taxes – This program provides free filing help for folks with income of $58,000 or less. One can prepare and file both federal and state tax returns for free using H & R Block software. Click onto or