Community Action providing free tax help


Volunteer tax preparation services will be available in Urbana. Volunteers will be helping people whose incomes are $55,000 or less and will electronically file federal and state tax returns. Community Action Organization, in partnership with the Internal Revenue Service, will kick off the tax season at the Community Action office 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, and will provide free tax preparation every Thursday until April 7.

Taxpayers must have a valid photo ID and Social Security cards for themselves, spouses and dependents. For joint returns, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms. Taxpayers should also bring:

Valid picture ID for anyone filing a tax return

Social Security cards for you, spouse and all dependents claimed on the return

Copy of last year’s taxes (if available)

Income documents (W-2’s, 1098’s, 1099’s, and any other sources of income received by you and spouse)

Child/Dependent Care providers tax ID Number

Student loan interest/College tuition expenses if applicable

Health Insurance (Form 1095-A) if covered under Marketplace

Health Insurance (Form 1095-B and/or 1095-C) if covered by employer

Total paid in medical expenses from the previous year

Amount of property tax paid/Amount of mortgage interest paid

Direct deposit information including account number and routing number for savings or checking account

Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins will be accepted. To schedule an appointment, call Community Action at 937-772-9164. The Community Action office is located at 40 Monument Square, Suite 200 in Urbana.

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Submitted by Community Action Organization of Delaware, Madison and Union Counties (now serving Champaign, Logan and Shelby counties).

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