Cortland VITA Responds to the Coronavirus

  • In response to the Coronavirus, we are implementing an emergency drop off plan.
  • Step 1: Get your forms. You can download them here Federal Intake Form, State Intake Form, pick them up at a VITA site, or email info@cortlandfreetaxes.org to arrange a pick up.
  • Step 2: Complete the intake sheet for both the federal and the state, including driver's license and social security numbers. Be sure to review and sign the 14446 allowing me to hold your information temporarily.
  • Step 3: I will watch for people to pull up so this step can happen in your car to reduce the chance of transmission of anything communicable.Bring your completed paperwork and all 2019 tax forms to a VITA site. A volunteer will need to verify your driver's license information and social security number.
  • Step 4: Leave your information in our capable hands with a phone number where you can be reached. We will complete your return, including quality check as we always do.
  • Step 5: We will call you to arrange a time to go over your taxes with you. Please bring your identification so that we can protect you from identify theft.
  • Step 6: Once you've reviewed your taxes, received a copy and signed off on efiling, I will efile your taxes for you.
  • Do you qualify for our free tax service?
  • Was your 2019 income less than $57,000?
  • Do you qualify for the Earned Income Credit?
  • If you meet either of these qualifications, IRS Certified tax preparers in the VITA program will prepare your taxes for free!

    What we can do…

    • Free Federal and New York State tax preparation
    • Free Federal and New York State efiling
    • Free direct deposit for the very fastest receipt of your tax return
    • Free printed copies of your return at the time of filing

    What you should bring…

    • Picture ID
    • Social Security Card or Statement for everyone on your return
    • All W-2 Forms from all employers throughout the year
    • Last year’s taxes (if available)
    • Information about tuition or student loan interest paid
    • If you paid for child care: totals, provider tax identification number, name and address
    • Any tax statements from retirement accounts or investment accounts
    • Account numbers for direct deposit of your tax return

    Sorry, but we can’t do returns with…

    • International taxes
    • Business taxes with more than $10,000 in expenses
    • Rental income
    • Household employment
    • Business partnerships
    • Adoption credits

    Want to help?

    Become a patron! Click here to download our brochure.

    Contact us at: info@cortlandfreetaxes.org