Mayor Greg Fischer has announced the city will offer tax preparation assistance to low- and moderate-income residents at several community centers across Louisville.

Starting on Monday, volunteers from Louisville Asset Building Coalition’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and AARP will be providing federal and state income tax assistance to individuals and families who earned less than $64,000 last year.

“Tax refunds provide a critical boost to many families’ income,” Mayor Fischer said at a press conference at the Americana World Community Center. “You should hold on to each and every penny your are entitled to claim.”

Appointments are recommended for VITA free tax assistance service and can be made by calling (502) 305-0005 or scheduling online.

The centers that will be offering this service are:

  • Americana Community Center, 4801 Southside Dr.
  • Bates Community Development Center, 1228 S. Jackson St.
  • Louisville Urban League, 1535 W. Broadway St.
  • Portland Promise Center, 1831 Baird St.
  • Salt & Light Community Development Center, 3025 B Gerald Dr.
  • Sun Valley Community Center, 6505 Bethany Lane
  • Wesley House Community Services, 5114 Preston Highway

According to a news release, tax filers should bring the following documentation to their appointment with the volunteers:

  • Picture ID and Social Security cards for everyone listed on the return
  • Copy of 2015 tax return with all attachments and schedules
  • W2s and 1099s from your employers
  • Other 1099s for interest, dividends, state tax refund or other income
  • 1095 for health insurance
  • 1098 for education credit, plus detailed financial statement from the school
  • Bank account number and routing number for direct deposit
  • Child care information, including Provider ID and actual amounts paid
  • Summarized list of other income/expenses for those who itemize or are self-employed
  • Additional tax information that may be required



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