GARY | Beginning Feb. 1 and continuing on most Friday evenings through April, Northwest Indiana families with less than $50,000 annual income may take advantage of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program at the Indiana University Northwest School of Business and Economics.
The VITA service provides free electronic tax filing of federal and state returns for local families.
Sessions take place by appointment from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Dunes Medical/Professional Building at IUN.
Families are asked to bring all W-2 forms, 1099s, Social Security and government payment notices, any tax rebate amounts received and any other notices of income, mortgage interest, taxes paid, qualified tuition payment, contributions, rents paid, names and addresses of landlord, and any other tax-related information, as well as all family and dependent Social Security cards and birthdays.
There is no charge for the service. Refunds are typically received within 10 days.