Free tax preparation services for Quad Citians


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Originally Posted Online: Jan. 20, 2012, 11:06 am
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Press release submitted by United Way of the Quad Cities

Families and individuals with a household income of $49,000 or less qualify

DAVENPORT, Iowa – Quad Citians with a household income of $49,000 or less are eligible for free tax preparation services at one of 15 sites throughout the area beginning February 1. Last year, families who used this service, on average, received a return of around $1,600 and saved approximately $120 on preparation fees. In addition, this initiative returned more than $5.6 million to our community.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and AARP Tax-Aide programs provide trained volunteer preparers who help taxpayers take full advantage of all qualifying tax credits, including the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC). Most returns are filed electronically and taxpayers can expect to receive their refunds within seven to ten business days.

To make an appointment, dial 2-1-1 or visit unitedwayqc.org/vita. Cell phone customers, call (563) 355-9900.

Also, Quad Citians can access free tax services without appointments at two locations during our Super Saturday events.

What: Super Saturdays

When: Feb. 4, 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

April 7, 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Where: Friendly House, 1221 Myrtle Street, Davenport

Rock Island Public Library, 401 19th Street, Rock Island

Martin Luther King Center, 630 Martin Luther King Drive, Rock Island

"Offering families and individuals free tax preparation services puts them on the path to long-term financial stability," said Scott Crane, United Way president. "With the help of our many partners, we are able to start educating Quad Citians about the importance of financial literacy."

 

2012 VITA and AARP Tax-Aide Sites

For current locations, dates, times and appointments, dial 2-1-1 or visit www.unitedwayqc.org/vita. Cell phone customers, please call (563) 355-9900.

 

All sites open 2/1/2012. Friendly House and MLK Center open 1/23/2012.

* AARP Tax-Aide sites. All ages welcome, with special attention to those 60 and older. AARP membership not required.

 

BETTENDORF, IA 

Bettendorf Community Center 

2204 Grant Street, Bettendorf 

Days/Times: Wednesdays, 5 – 8 p.m.

By appointment only, call 211

 

CLINTON, IA

Clinton RSVP*

315 S. 2nd Street, Clinton
Days/Times: Mon. - Fri.
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

By appointment only, call (563) 243-7787

 

DAVENPORT, IA

CASI, Inc.*

1035 W. Kimberly Road, Davenport

Days/Times: Mon., Tues., Wed., 1-3:30 p.m.

By appointment only, call 211

 

Friendly House

1221 Myrtle Street, Davenport

Days/Times: Mon., Thurs. 5-8 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

By appointment only, call 211

 

United Way of the Quad Cities Area*

3247 East 35th Street Court, Davenport

Days/Times: Thurs, Friday. 1-3:30pm

By appointment only, call 211

 

EAST MOLINE, IL

South Moline Township Senior Center*

637 17th Ave., East Moline

Days/Times: Tues., Thurs., 1-4 p.m.

By appointment only, call 211

 

GENESEO, IL

Geneseo Public Library*

805 North Chicago Street

(309) 944-6452

Days/Times: Mon., Wed., 1-4 p.m

Appointments are preferred

 

MOLINE, IL

Moline Public Library*

3210 41st Street

Days/Times: Mon., Wed., 1-4 p.m.

By appointment only, call 211

 

MUSCATINE, IA

Community Action of Eastern Iowa*

148 Colorado Street, Muscatine

Days/Times: Mon. - Fri., 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

By appointment only, call (563) 263-9290

 

Salvation Army Civic Center*

1000 Oregon Street, Muscatine

Days/Times:  Mon., Tues. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

By appointment only, call 211

 

ROCK ISLAND, IL

Martin Luther King Center

630 Martin Luther King Drive, Rock Island

Days/Times: Tuesday - Thursday. 5:30-8 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Walk-ins only, first come, first served

Doors open one hour prior to first appointment

 

Rock Island County Senior Center*

221 11th Street, Rock Island

Days/Times: Sat.,9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

By appointment only, call (309) 788-6335

 

Rock Island Township Hall*

2827 7th Ave., Rock Island

Days/Times: Tues., Thurs., 12:30-3:30 p.m.

By appointment only, call 211

 

 














 



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