North Shelby Library to offer free tax return help

The North Shelby Library will offer free tax return prep help through the VITA Program on Saturday, Feb. 7. (File)

The North Shelby Library will offer free tax return prep help through the VITA Program on Saturday, Feb. 7. (File)

By EMILY SPARACINO / Staff Writer

NORTH SHELBY – The North Shelby Library will offer free tax return preparation help through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program on Feb. 7 from 10 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Reservations are required, and space is limited.

Call the North Shelby Library at 439-5511 by Feb. 6 to reserve a space.

The IRS VITA/TCE return preparation sites are operated by certified volunteers, according to Irs.gov.

Items needed to receive assistance include: proof of identification (photo ID); Social Security cards for each family member; birth dates for each family member on the tax return; wage and earning statements such as W-2 forms from all employers; proof of bank account routing and account numbers for direct deposit such as a blank check; total paid for daycare provider and the daycare provider’s tax identifying number such as their Social Security number or business Employer Identification Number; and copies of income transcripts from the IRS and state, if applicable.

For more information on services provided and what to bring, visit Irs.gov.

The North Shelby Library is located at 5521 Cahaba Valley Road in Birmingham.