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West Hawaii Civic Center | Kona Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Clinics for Tax Year 2015

March 12, 2016 @ 9:30 am - March 19, 2016 @ 2:00 pm

The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program offers free tax help generally to people who earn $54,000 and less (for Tax Year 2015). Community volunteers donate their time to help tax clinic participants prepare and file their taxes at no cost. Only certified VITA Tax Preparer volunteers may assist taxpayers in preparing and e-filing their taxes.

West Hawaii Civic Center
Community Meeting Hale (Bldg. G)
74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Hihgway
Saturday, March 12 & 19, 9:30am-1:30pm
Sunday, March 13, 9:30am-2:00pm
Call (808) 724-2436 (Oahu Number)

You must bring:

  • Current PICTURE Identification
  • Original Social Security cards for yourself, spouse, AND anyone being claimed as a dependent;
  • Copy of last year’s tax returns if at all possible
  • All W-2 Forms showing wages Unemployment Compensation Statements (1099 G);
  • SSA-1099 Form if you were paid Social Security benefits;
  • All other 1099 Forms showing other income such as interest earned, dividends, independent contractor earnings, and pensions.
  • 1099-INT
  • 1099-DIV
  • 1099-MISC (independent contractors)
  • 1099-R (pension)
  • 1099-C (cancellation of debt – but ONLY if the cancellation results from a personal credit debt or the foreclosure of a primary residence)
  • Everyone must show proof of health insurance coverage for all of 2015 or establish that they are exempt.
  • Taxpayers who claim a dependent are responsible for that dependent’s coverage.

Other information required:

  • If you are itemizing deductions, YOUR DEDUCTIONS MUST BE ORGANIZED AND ADDED BY CATEGORIES – Medical/Dental Expenses, Taxes paid, Interest paid, etc. – See a sample of Schedule A
  • Child or Dependent Care Provider Information (name, address, and employer ID number or social security number of provider).
  • Landlord name, address, and General Excise Tax number if you are claiming the Low Income Renters Credit.
  • Student Loans, Scholarship and Tuition fees – including any 1098-T Forms issued to you by the college or university PLUS a print out of your educational account which students can access through their college account.
  • Printout must cover both Spring and Fall semesters
  • Alimony paid or received.
  • All forms indicating other Federal tax payments such as estimated tax payments
  • All forms indicating IRA contributions
  • Bank information if you are direct depositing your refund


March 12, 2016 @ 9:30 am
March 19, 2016 @ 2:00 pm
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Hawaii VITA and Financial Empowerment Program


West Hawaii Civic Center – Community Meeting Hale Bldg G
74-5044 Ane keohokalole Highway
Kona, HI 96740 United States
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(808) 724-2436