Councilwoman Fowler announces VITA program is underway at the Sun Valley Community Center

January 23, 2018

Louisville – It is a free program that helps low income people and families in Metro Louisville and every year returns millions to the local economy.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program is once again ready to help those who qualify to get the most from their income tax refunds during the 2018 tax season at the Sun Valley Community Center.

“The VITA program offers free assistance to those who may not realize all the tax breaks or deductions they are entitled to and in return it brings more money back to Metro Louisville,” says Councilwoman Cindi Fowler (D-14). “There are many volunteers who come together with the goal of helping families and our community.”

VITA is a program of the Louisville Asset Building Coalition. It is a free tax preparation program for low income families making less than $64,000 per year, or who are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit. Councilwoman Fowler has for many years been a volunteer to help families and individuals in the filing of their tax returns.

The LABC says these are the items you should bring to take advantage of this free service:

Social Security card and photo ID

Social Security number or card for your child

Last year’s 2017 tax return

W-2’s and 1099 from an employer

1099’s for interest, dividends, state tax refund or other income if applicable

1095 for health insurance (1095As, Health Insurance Marketplace Statements will be mailed by February 2nd)

1098 for education credit with detailed information

Documentation of deductible expenses including medical, charitable contributions, business expenses, mortgage points, educational expenses

Total paid to daycare provider and daycare tax ID

Appropriate information for direct deposit

The Sun Valley Community Center is located at 6505 Bethany Lane.

“Sun Valley is a convenient location for many people in Southwest Jefferson County. However, with the help of other members of the Metro Council, VITA is able to offer other locations through Metro Louisville. Those locations are easy to find by simply typing in an address and clicking online,” says Fowler. “We are always in need of volunteers to be tax preparers or greeters. If you would like to help, the program will train you and let you know where you can be of assistance. Simply get in touch with my office if you would like to join our family of volunteers.”

The LABC also provides a website which gives information on who can qualify for the free program and what you should bring with you before a visit.

       

Here is the list of 2018 VITA Locations throughout Metro Louisville:

 

Sun Valley Community Center

Tuesday, Thursday: 10am – 7pm

Wednesday: 10am – 4pm

Saturday: 10am – 2pm

*Call 502- 937-8802 or 305-0005

**Walk-ins welcome

 

Americana Community Center

4801 Southside Drive

Thursday: 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Saturday: 9am – 3pm

*Call 502-366-7813

 

2. Bates Community Development

1128 Jackson Street

Monday: noon – 7pm

Thursday: 10am -4pm

Saturday: 10am – 3pm

**Walk-ins welcome

Call 502-305-0005

 

3. Edison Center

701 W. Ormsby Ave, Ste. 201

Monday, Wednesday: 9am – 1pm

*Call 502-305-0005

 

4. First Neighborhood Place

1503 Rangeland Road

Tuesday, Thursday: 9am – 1pm

*Call 502-305-0005

 

5. Louisville Urban League

1535 W. Broadway

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Th: noon – 8pm

Saturday: 10am – 4pm

*Call 502-305-0005

 

6. Nia Center

2900 W. Broadway

Tuesday, Thursday: 1pm – 5pm

*Call 502-305-0005

 

7. Portland Promise Center

1831 Baird St

Friday: 7pm – 9:30pm

Saturday: 9am – 3pm

Sunday: 3pm – 7pm

*Walk-ins welcome

 

8. Salt and Light Community Development

3025 Gerald Drive

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 6pm – 9pm

*Call 502-305-0005

 

9. United Crescent Hill Ministries

150 State Street

Friday: 10am – 4pm

*Call 502-574-3908

 

10. Bridges of Hope Neighborhood Place

1411 Algonquin Parkway

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10am – 4pm

(SELF FILE ONLY)

*Walk-ins welcome

 

11. Wesley House Community Services

5114 Preston Highway

(Mobile Site Only)

Please call 502-305-0005 for dates or to make an appointment.

 

For more Information visit:

https://www.labcservices.org/index.php/volunteer-resources/volunteer-pos...

www.louisvillekyvita.cascheduler.com

 

For an application:

http://www.labcservices.org/images/pdf/2017-18-VolunteerApplication.pdf

 

For more information about the VITA program at the Sun Valley Community Center, contact Councilwoman Fowler’s office at 574-1114.