Tuesday May 22, 2018
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Councilwoman Fowler Announces VITA Program Is Underway At The Sun Valley Community Center

It is a free program that helps low income people and families in Metro Louisville and every year returns millions to the local economy.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program is once again ready to help those who qualify to get the most from their income tax refunds during the 2018 tax season at the Sun Valley Community Center.

“The VITA program offers free assistance to those who may not realize all the tax breaks or deductions they are entitled to and in return it brings more money back to Metro Louisville,” says Councilwoman Cindi Fowler (D-14). “There are many volunteers who come together with the goal of helping families and our community.”

VITA is a program of the Louisville Asset Building Coalition. It is a free tax preparation program for low income families making less than $64,000 per year, or who are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit. Councilwoman Fowler has for many years been a volunteer to help families and individuals in the filing of their tax returns.

The LABC says these are the items you should bring to take advantage of this free service:

  • Social Security card and photo ID
  • Social Security number or card for your child
  • Last year’s 2017 tax return
  • W-2’s and 1099 from an employer
  • 1099’s for interest, dividends, state tax refund or other income if applicable
  • 1095 for health insurance (1095As, Health Insurance Marketplace Statements will be mailed by February 2nd)
  • 1098 for education credit with detailed information
  • Documentation of deductible expenses including medical, charitable contributions, business expenses, mortgage points, educational expenses
  • Total paid to daycare provider and daycare tax ID
  • Appropriate information for direct deposit

The Sun Valley Community Center is located at 6505 Bethany Lane.

“Sun Valley is a convenient location for many people in Southwest Jefferson County. However, with the help of other members of the Metro Council, VITA is able to offer other locations through Metro Louisville. Those locations are easy to find by simply typing in an address and clicking online,” says Fowler. “We are always in need of volunteers to be tax preparers or greeters. If you would like to help, the program will train you and let you know where you can be of assistance. Simply get in touch with my office if you would like to join our family of volunteers.”

The LABC also provides a website which gives information on who can qualify for the free program and what you should bring with you before a visit

Here is the list of 2018 VITA Locations throughout Metro Louisville:

  1. Sun Valley Community Center
    • Tuesday, Thursday: 10am – 7pm
    • Wednesday: 10am – 4pm
    • Saturday: 10am – 2pm
    • Call 502- 937-8802 or 305-0005
    • Walk-ins welcome
  2. Americana Community Center
    • 4801 Southside Drive
    • Thursday: 5:30pm – 8:30pm
    • Saturday: 9am – 3pm
    • Call 502-366-7813
  3. Bates Community Development
    • 1128 Jackson Street
    • Monday: noon – 7pm
    • Thursday: 10am -4pm
    • Saturday: 10am – 3pm
    • Walk-ins welcome
    • Call 502-305-0005
  4. Edison Center
    • 701 W. Ormsby Ave, Ste. 201
    • Monday, Wednesday: 9am – 1pm
    • Call 502-305-0005
  5. First Neighborhood Place
    • 1503 Rangeland Road
    • Tuesday, Thursday: 9am – 1pm
    • Call 502-305-0005
  6. Louisville Urban League
    • 1535 W. Broadway
    • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Th: noon – 8pm
    • Saturday: 10am – 4pm
    • Call 502-305-0005
  7. Nia Center
    • 2900 W. Broadway
    • Tuesday, Thursday: 1pm – 5pm
    • Call 502-305-0005
  8. Portland Promise Center
    • 1831 Baird St
    • Friday: 7pm – 9:30pm
    • Saturday: 9am – 3pm
    • Sunday: 3pm – 7pm
    • Walk-ins welcome
  9. Salt and Light Community Development
    • 3025 Gerald Drive
    • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 6pm – 9pm
    • Call 502-305-0005
  10. United Crescent Hill Ministries
    • 150 State Street
    • Friday: 10am – 4pm
    • Call 502-574-3908
  11. Bridges of Hope Neighborhood Place
    • 1411 Algonquin Parkway
    • Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10am – 4pm
    • (SELF FILE ONLY)
    • Walk-ins welcome
  12. Wesley House Community Services
    • 5114 Preston Highway
    • (Mobile Site Only)
    • Please call 502-305-0005 for dates or to make an appointment.

For more Information visit:

https://www.labcservices.org/index.php/volunteer-resources/volunteer-pos…

www.louisvillekyvita.cascheduler.com

For an application:

http://www.labcservices.org/images/pdf/2017-18-VolunteerApplication.pdf

For more information about the VITA program at the Sun Valley Community Center, contact Councilwoman Fowler’s office at 574-1114.

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