Travis Credit Union Provides Free Tax Preparation Services to Assist Solano County Residents at Multiple Sites

VACAVILLE, CA – Travis Credit Union today announced plans for this year’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. The VITA Program offers free tax help to low- to moderate-income people who cannot prepare their own tax returns.
This year, individuals and families earning up to $54,000 are eligible for the free services. Area residents can now visit Travis Credit Union’s Corporate Headquarters to get free tax preparation services by calling 211 to make an appointment in Solano County. For services in Richmond please call 800-494-5032. Appointments will take place from February through March 2017.
 
“From financial education to home ownership programs our goal is to put money back into the pockets of our working families and individuals,” said Barry Nelson, president and CEO of Travis Credit Union. “As a socially responsible corporate citizen, the VITA Program is one of a number of ways Travis Credit Union can support the communities we serve,” he added.
 
The credit union will initiate the free service by offering tax assistance by certified IRS volunteers, on Saturday, February 11, March 4, March 11, March 18, and March 25, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at One Travis Way in Vacaville.
 
Weekday appointments are also available at our Dixon (1470 Ary Lane) and Richmond (3300-A Klose Way) branches, for four weeks on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, from February 21 through March 16, 2017. These will also be by appointment from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
 
Call the appointment lines after January 16, 2017 to schedule your appointment and ask for a Travis Credit Union VITA tax appointment. A friendly representative will assist you in scheduling your appointment and send your information to us so that we know you’re coming.
 
Residents, who do not have an opportunity to file their tax returns on a Travis Credit Union sponsored date, may visit any VITA site from February 1 through April 15. All returns are filed electronically and taxpayers can expect to receive their refunds within seven to 10 days.
 
When visiting a VITA site, taxpayers should bring the following items:
 
Valid driver’s license or photo I.D.;
All W-2 forms; 1099 forms for 2016, if applicable;
Social Security cards for each family member; those who are filing jointly must bring their spouse;
Checking and savings account numbers (and routing numbers) for deposit of their refund directly to their account.
Tax Return from last year.
Household health coverage information 1095-A, B or C, Affordable Healthcare statements if purchased through Covered California
VITA volunteers will help taxpayers take full advantage of all tax credits for which they are eligible including the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC).
 
For more information about VITA or to locate additional sites, call the 211 helpline or visit Travis Credit Union’s website at www.traviscu.org.
https://www.traviscu.org/community/media-center/press-releases/1-17-2017-travis-cu-provides-free-tax-preparation/
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