CCSJ to Host Free Tax Assistance & Filing

Calumet College of St. Joseph will host the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, a free tax assistance service, this Saturday, March 23, and again on Saturday, April 6.

These free assistance and filing sessions will run from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the Specker Memorial Library. Each session is open to the first 25 filers who arrive.

VITA is staffed by IRS-trained volunteers who will assist in filing taxes at no cost, provided the filer’s household income is less than $65,000.

Participants must bring all applicable documents:

  •  A valid driver’s license or State ID for each tax filer.
  • Birth dates for you, your spouse, and any dependents on the tax return.
  • Documentation of Social Security or Individual Taxpayer ID Numbers for you, your spouse, and any dependents.
  • If you are a Marketplace Health Insurance participant, bring your 1095-A.
  • A copy of last year’s federal and state returns, if available.
  • A blank voided check to set up Direct Deposit
  • If you pay for childcare, please bring the total paid for childcare and the childcare provider’s tax ID number.
  • If you wish to claim a homebuyer’s credit, please bring a copy of your settlement statement.
  • If you are a renter, please bring a record of your rent payments, your landlord’s name, and your landlord’s address.
  • Proof of any real estate tax paid in the previous year.
  • If you are a student who is eligible for the educational tax credit, please bring your form 1098T and your student account statement from your school.
  • If you are married filing jointly, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms to file taxes electronically.

Calumet College of St. Joseph is located at 2400 New York Avenue, Whiting IN.
Please contact Catherine Lopez-Gonzalez at or (219) 473-4326 with any questions.

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