Free income tax help available

First Posted: 3/14/2012

Low and moderate income individuals, families and senior citizens in the Abingtons can receive free assistance in completing and filing their federal, state and local tax returns through the University of Scranton’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program and a group of local human service organizations led by the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties. Appointments are available at the Abington Volunteer Fire Company, 321 Bedford St., Clarks Summit, March 30 from 12 to 4 p.m.

To schedule an appointment, call 343.1267 x222 or email jburns@ There is no charge . Walk-in, no appointment required tax service is also available at the University of Scranton’s Brennan Hall on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Tuesdays from Noon to 6 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. No tax preparation service is offered at the University of Scranton from March 8-18.

Tax clients need to bring: valid photo identification; all W2 forms; 1099 documents ; Social Security Numbers or Individual Tax Identification Numbers (ITIN) for yourself and all dependents including children; completed W-7 documents as appropriate; last year’s return (optional); any records relating to income and expenses; personal bank account information ; and real estate tax receipts .

For details , call 343.1267 or

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