Millions of Americans have yet to file taxes for the 2020 tax year. Some taxpayers may be putting off the annual duty because of the recent IRS extension until May 17th and some may not have filed because they get a yearly extension, but some people have not filed because they simply do not have the resources, means, or knowledge to file their own taxes. Through the Volunteer Income Tax Authority (VITA) program, United Way of Central Georgia is announcing a special ‘tax drop-off event’ Saturday, April 17, 12 pm (NOON) to 4 pm in front of the United Way offices at the Peyton Anderson Community Services Center at 277 Martin Luther King Boulevard in Macon. Tax filers can come to the center where volunteers will be socially-distanced outside. Volunteers will accept the tax forms and prepare them for the individuals and families over the following week.
This tax preparation is available to individuals who generally make $57,000 or less, people with disabilities or limited English speaking abilities, or to those who are 60 years of age or older. All tax -preparation is done by IRS-trained volunteers at no cost to the individual taxpayer. For more information on VITA and United Way’s tax preparation services, visit www.unitedwaycg.org/vita .
Those wishing to drop off their tax forms on Saturday can make an advanced appointment by calling Summer Beattie-Moore at 478.390.2781.