Tax center to open, prepares free tax returns
By Capt. Lin Gan, 82nd Training Wing Judge Advocate
/ Published January 21, 2016
SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas --
Tax season will soon be upon us. The Sheppard Law
Center has partnered with the IRS to administer the Volunteer Income Tax
Assistance Program, a limited service tax return preparation program for
military members E-5/O-2 and below, retirees who are over 62 years of age who
make less than $65,000 annually, and family members of these individuals. The
Sheppard VITA tax center is scheduled to open Feb. 1.
TO BRING: To have tax returns prepared, taxpayers should bring
Social Security cards (or individual
taxpayer identification numbers) for taxpayers and dependents
Birth dates for taxpayers and dependents
All W-2s, 1098-Ts, 1099s (1099-MISC,
1099-INT, etc.), and unemployment or Social Security benefits
Copy of last year’s federal and state
returns if available
Bank routing and account numbers for
Supporting documentation for common tax
credits (e.g. proof of expenses for child and dependent care, student loan
interest, charitable donations, mortgage payments, real estate taxes, etc.)
PROVIDED: The IRS-trained tax preparers can prepare and
electronically file state and federal returns.
Tax preparers do not prepare tax returns
for casualty losses, depreciation, Schedules E or F, inventory, non-resident
returns (residents of a foreign country), income from royalties, farms and
ranch, non K-1 simple trusts, sole proprietorship or other business ventures,
and rentals properties.
Please note that both spouses must be
present or the absent spouse must provide a power of attorney to file taxes electronically
on a married filing jointly tax return.
Tax preparers reserve the right to deem
tax returns outside the scope of the VITA program.
The Sheppard Law Center at 315 F Ave. (Bldg. 315). Unit tax advisors may file
tax returns at alternate locations.
OF OPERATION: The Tax Center will be open Monday,
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., starting Feb. 1. The tax
center will also be open from 4-6 p.m. on Tuesdays for Airmen in Training, Military
Training Leaders and Instructors. Everyone will be accepted on a walk-in basis.