Lawton Goodwill stores start preparing taxes

Lawton Goodwill stores start preparing taxes

LAWTON, OK (KSWO) –The Goodwill stores in Lawton will prepare your tax returns for free until April 15, 2016.

Through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, or VITA, the two Goodwill locations in Lawton will have sites set up to assist low- to moderate-income people get their taxes filed. Qualifying taxpayers generally make $49,000 or less.

The Goodwill IRS Certified tax preparers can prepare basic tax returns and electronically file the returns for free. They're trained to ensure that taxpayers get all of their tax credits.

The two Lawton locations are 1203 SW Lee Blvd. and 1838 NW 52nd St.

The Southwest Lee Boulevard location is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. The Northwest 52nd Street location is open Monday and Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Walk0ins are welcome and you do not have to have an appointment to be helped.

If you plan on having Goodwill prepare your taxes, there a few things you'll need to bring. Make sure you bring your driver's license, social security card for yourself, your spouse and any and all dependents and know the birth date for everyone in the household. You'll also need to bring along all of your tax-related income statements and forms. You can find a full list of what you need to bring here. You can also call 940-689-0198 or 866-581-7905 for more information.

If you're interested in being a part of Goodwill's IRS certified tax preparer team, call Heather Selby at 580-355-2163 Ext. 4905 for more information.

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