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United Way of Acadiana offering free tax prep for qualifying families

February 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Every day until April 6, 2019

When people are financially stable, they can make financial decisions that benefit themselves and their families, which, in turn, benefits the community. Being financially stable also puts families in a better position to handle crisis – job loss, illness or other unforeseen expenses. The VITA program is just one way United Way of Acadiana is creating financial stability. In the last two years, this program put approximately $8 million back in the hands of hardworking families through free tax preparation assistance. During that period, volunteers assisted more than 5,800 Acadiana residents in filing their taxes, helping them claim nearly $2 million each year of the nearly $30 million in Earned Income Tax Credit that goes unclaimed annually. IRS-Certified Tax Preparers are ready to help you at the following locations –some sites open as early as Jan. 22:

WHO: 

If you work and have household income below $54,000 in 2018, you may be eligible for free tax preparation services and a quick refund.

You may also qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit, which could mean thousands for your family. To qualify for Earned Income Tax Credit, your Tax Year Earned Income and Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) must each be less than:

  • $49,194:With 3 or more qualifying children
  • $54,884:If married, filing jointly
  • $45,802:With 2 qualifying children
  • $51,492:If married, filing jointly
  • $40,320:With 1 qualifying child
  • $46,010:If married, filing jointly
  • $15,270:With no qualifying children
  • $20,950:If married, filing jointly

Additionally, if you make less than $66,000, you can file for free at MyFreeTaxes.com. It’s easy, safe, secure and free.

  WHAT TO BRING:

  • Photo ID and original Social Security Card or ITIN
  • All W2s
  • Any other tax-related documents

WHERE/WHEN:                                VITA SITES

IRS-Certified Tax Preparers are ready to help you at the following locations:

Acadia Parish

 ASSIST Agency

11 North Parkerson Avenue, Crowley, LA 70526

(337) 788-7550

Opening Day: January 22

Monday & Wednesday: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm (appointment only)

Tuesday & Thursday: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm (walk-ups welcome)

Lafayette Parish

Northside High School

301 Dunand Street, Lafayette, LA 70501

Walk-ups welcome

February 2: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm (Super Tax Day)

February 23: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm (Tax Prep)

March 9: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm (Tax Prep)

March 30: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm (Tax Prep)

Lafayette Library’s Main Branch

301 Congress Street, Lafayette, LA 70501

Walk-ups welcome

February 5: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (8-10 slots)

February 12: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (8-10 slots)

February 16: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm (Super Tax Day)

March 12: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

March 16: Time TBA

March 26: Time TBA

April 6: Time TBA

 SMILE Community Action Agency

501 St. John Street, Lafayette, LA 70501

(337) 234-3272

Appointment only

Opening Day: February 4

Monday – Thursday: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Iberia Parish

 SMILE Community Action Agency

722 Walton Street, New Iberia, LA 70560

(337) 365-8151

Appointment only

Opening Day: February 4

Monday – Thursday: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

St. Landry Parish

Sustainable Agriculture & Development Institute

1209 Diesi Street, Opelousas, LA 70570

(337) 943-2410

Opening Day: February 6

Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Saturday: appointment only

St. Mary Parish

St. Mary Community Action Agency

1407 Barrow Street, Franklin, LA 70538

(337) 828-5703

Appointment only

Opening Day: January 22

St. Martin Parish

SMILE Community Action Agency

2097 Terrace Road, St. Martinville, LA 70582

(337) 394-6013

Appointment only

Opening Day: February 5

Tuesday – Friday: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 Vermillion Parish

ASSIST Agency

407 Charity Street, Abbeville, LA 70510

(337) 898-9554

Opening Day: January 22

Monday & Wednesday: appointment only

Tuesday & Thursday: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm (walk-ups welcome)

Vermillion Parish Library

405 East St. Victor Street, Abbeville, LA 70510

(33) 385-8502 – Coordinator: Ms. Williams

Appointment only

Opening Day: February 6

  • SUPER TAX DAYS (no appointment necessary)
    • February 2: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm at Northside High School
    • February 16: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm at Lafayette Public Library’s Main Branch

For more information, contact Joelle Polisky at (615) 516-0358 or visit: http://www.unitedwayofacadiana.org/vita.

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February 11
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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