The Volunteer Return Program Offers Free Tax Help to McDowell Co. Citizens

WELCH, WV – Anyone puzzled by tax law and which credits and deductions to take may wish to seek out free tax help available through the Volunteer Return Preparation Program sponsored by the Council of the Southern Mountains in Welch, WV starting January 27, 2020.

Help with basic income tax returns will be offered Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 4 PM at the Council of Southern Mountains’ Central Office in Welch by trained and certified community Volunteer Tax Assistants.

The Volunteer Return Preparation Program offers free assistance to those with low-to-moderate incomes, including persons with disabilities and older taxpayers who file Form 1040EZ, Form 1040A, or basic 1040 Federal tax returns. Our Volunteer Tax Assistors also assist community members in claiming any special credits and deductions for which they may be eligible.

Community members who visit the Volunteer Tax Site should bring valid ID, this year’s tax package, wage and earnings statement (W-2) from all employers, interest statements from banks (Form 1099), a copy of last year’s return if available, and other relevant information about income and expenses. Volunteer Tax Assistants must complete an IRS training and certification course in basic income tax return preparation before they can assist customers.

For more information call Council of the Southern Mountains at (304) 436-6800.