Goodwill’s free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites open Jan. 20
Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois will open its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites Jan. 20. They will remain open until April 14.
The sites, which offer free tax preparation for low to moderate income families and individuals, will be at 615 N. Longwood St., in Rockford, and the Goodwill store, 8010 N. Second St., in Machesney Park.
Hours of operation will be from 5 to 8 p.m., Tuesdays, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesdays and Saturdays, at the Rockford site; and 5 to 8 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturdays, at the Machesney Park site.
A mobile site will also travel to several locations in the Rockford region and throughout Goodwill’s service area.
Call (815) 494-2936 to schedule an appointment at any of Goodwill’s locations. All information is listed on Goodwill’s website, www.goodwillni.org.
Last year, the VITA sites operated by Goodwill Industries served 1,100 individuals and returned more than $1.5 million to communities. Goodwill’s Rockford and Machesney Park VITA sites are supported by RK Dixon and partially funded by the United Way of Rock River Valley.
The Goodwill VITA site offers free assistance to those with low to moderate incomes, including people with disabilities. Volunteer tax preparers are IRS certified and assist community members in claiming any special credits and deductions for which they may be eligible.
This program is open to families with income less than $50,000 per year and individuals with income less than $25,000 per year.
From the Jan. 18-24, 2012, issue
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