Community Action Group Says Free Tax Help Site Now Open

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Payson Community Action Program (CAP) will offer free tax help to area residents.

The Payson CAP tax help site is located at 107 W. Frontier St., Suite ‘C’ in Payson.  Payson residents can make an appointment by calling Dorine Prine, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed for lunch noon to 1 p.m.) for tax assistance at (928) 474-7192.

“We can help people — especially those who cannot afford paid tax assistance, such as people whose incomes are $50,000 or less, seniors, the disabled and people with English as a second language — prepare and electronically file their 2009 federal and state income tax returns” said Dorine Prine, CAP spokesperson.

IRS trained volunteers will discuss and determine eligibility for important federal tax credits such as the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit. Tax credits can reduce federal income taxes and may result in refunds.

Payson area residents need to bring: photo identification for themselves (and their spouses), Social Security Numbers or Individual Tax Identification Numbers for each person listed on the tax return, all wage and earnings statements (Forms W-2), interest and dividend statements (Forms 1099 or 1098), a copy of last year’s tax return and any other information concerning income and expenses for 2009. If filing jointly, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms.

The Payson CAP tax help site offers free electronic filing. Electronic filing provides the highest degree of speed, accuracy and security in filing tax returns. If you are getting a refund, consider direct deposit. Direct deposit can increase the speed of your refund to as little as 10 working days or less, and your check can’t get lost or stolen or returned as undeliverable.

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