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The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance tax center is no open for Active Duty, National Guard, Reserve and Public Health personnel.

There are 35 volunteers at the VITA office to include 27 tax preparers with the ability to conduct 10 appointments at a time.

“The volunteers here are IRS certified tax preparers,” according to Skip Barkley, VITA site coordinator.

“It’s important that people understand that our requirements for identification might appear to be a little more strict than some other places because we must follow IRS requirements.” Barkley said.

Appointments can be made Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The VITA office will also open its doors on selected Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. 

“It’s absolutely free, we’ll prepare service member’s and retiree’s taxes for them” Barkley said.

The VITA office is located on the corner of Craycroft and Ironwood, in building 3210. Call 228-3489 to schedule an appointment.

Those who plan on having their taxes prepared by the VITA office should bring the following items:

· A military ID card

· Social Security card for themselves, spouse and all dependents

· Last year’s tax return

· All tax statement forms

· All appropriate expense information

· Account information for Direct Deposit (Institution, account and routing number)