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February 16, 2016

By Allison Russell, $tand By Me Financial Coach
Allison is a $tand By Me Coach housed out of the Food Bank of Delaware.

The State of Delaware, along with United Way of Delaware and $tand By Me, has partnered with the Delaware MyFreeTaxes Coalition to offer FREE income tax preparation for federal and state income taxes. Those who earned less than $62,000 in 2015 can file their taxes at MyFreeTaxesDE.com through April 16, 2016. The process is simple, and uses a secure, fill-in-the-blanks software program to populate the return.

The program, which utilizes H&R Block software, offers many tips to assist those filing a return online. There’s a section on getting organized, which provides a checklist of various documents, forms and information that may be needed to complete the return. There is a also a section that informs the taxpayer on credits and deductions they may be able to take advantage of depending on their demographic, for example families with children, students, homeowners, etc.

Some key items to note in using MyFreeTaxes.com:

  • Start your return from the “File for Free” button to avoid being taken into the H&R Block website where charges may be applied for filing your return.
  • When creating an account, make note of your User Name, Password and Security Questions and Answers to insure access to your account at a future time.
  • If you created an account last year using H&R Block software and you were charged a fee, you should create a new account to avoid being charged a fee this year.
  • When creating an account, logging in and selecting security questions, uncheck the “Remember Me” or “Remember This Computer” box when using a public computer for added security.

If questions arise when completing the return, “Learn More” links and “Help Center” buttons are located throughout the software for each form being completed. In addition, help is available either through the toll-free hotline at 1-855-MY-TAX-HELP (1-855-698-9435), email, or live chat. The website also includes a search by zip code for IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs for face-to-face free tax help for taxpayers who qualify. See below for a list of tax sites, and individuals can also call 2-1-1 for available locations and hours.

Please share this information with your friends, families and neighbors so as many people as possible can take advantage of this free service.

If you would like information or help with other financial topics please make an appointment to meet with me! I can be reached at (302) 292-1305 ext. 206 or arussell@fbd.org.

IRS tax deadline is April 15, 2016. It is important that the following is brought for assistance:

  •  All 2015 tax documents
  • 2014 Federal and State tax returns
  • Social Security card and a current photo ID
  • Your spouse (if filing joint)
  • A check (if you want direct deposit of your refund)
  • W-2s, 1099s, & dependent documents
  • A list of other expenses, deductions and childcare information
NCCo Locations Address Hours of Operation
Appoquinimink Library 651 N Broad St Middletown, De 19709

(302) 656-8200

Fridays 11am – 4pm Reservations Required
Bear Library 101 Governor’s Place

Bear, DE

(302) 838-3300

Wed  10am – 8pm

Thurs   & Fri  10am – 4pm

By Appt only

Brandywine Hundred Library 1300 Foulk Rd Wilmington DE 19803

(302) 477-3150

Fridays 10am – 1pm

1st come, 1st serve

Claymont Library 400 Lenape Way Claymont, DE 19703

(302) 656-8200

Tues & Thurs 1pm – 5pm

Sat 10am – 3pm

Reservation required

Elsmere Library 30 Spruce Ave Wilmington, DE 19805

(302) 656-8200

Mon 3pm – 6pm

Fri 10am – 2pm

Sat 11am – 4pm. Reservation

Ezion Mt. Carmel UM Church 800 N. Walnut St.

Wilmington, DE 18902

Mon   8am – 8pm

Tues & Thurs 8am – 4pm

Sat   9am – 4pm

Garfield Park Lending Library 26 Karlyn Dr

New Castle, DE 19720

(302) 656-8200

Thurs 3pm – 7pm

Reservation Required

Hockessin Library 1023 Valley Rd Hockessin, DE 19707

(302) 239-5160

Tues 10am – 1pm

By Appt only

Hudson State Service Center 501 Ogletown Road

Newark, DE

Mon & Wed  10am – 7pm

Fri & Sat  10am – 4pm

Kirkwood Library 6000 Kirkwood Hwy Wilmington, DE 19808

(302) 995-7663

Mon 10am – 1pm

Tues & Wed 5pm – 6pm

By Appt only for Tues & Wed

Newark Free Library 750 Library Ave Newark, DE 19711

(302) 731-7550

Weds 10am – 1pm

1st come, 1st serve

Nehemiah Gateway 201 W. 23rd St

Wilmington, DE 19802

(302) 655-0803

Income limit – $52,000 w/dep

$35,000 w/o dep

Wilmington Library 10 E. 10th Street Wilmington, DE 19801

(302) 656-8200

Tues & Weds 3:30pm-6:30pm

Income limits. By Appt only.

Woodlawn Library (Se Habla Espanol) 2020 W 9th St.

Wilmington, DE 19805

(302) 571-7425

Tues & Thurs 10am – 1pm

M , W & Sat 10am – 4pm

1st come, 1st Serve

 

Kent Locations Address Hours of Operation
First State Community Action Agency Blue Hen Corp Center

655 Bay Road Suite 4J

Dover, DE

(302) 674-1355

Fri   9am – 4pm

1st come, 1st serve

Central Middle School 211 Delaware Ave

Dover, DE 19904

(302) 672-1772

Tues & Thurs 3pm – 8pm

Wed   4pm – 8pm

Wilmington University 3282 N. Dupont Hwy

Dover, DE 19901

(302) 734-2594

M, W & Thurs  9am – 3pm
Modern Maturity Center 1121 Forrest Ave

Dover, DE 19904

(302) 734-1200

AARP By Appt Only – 50 yrs old and over

 

Sussex Locations Address Hours of Operation
First State Community Action Agency 308 N. Railroad Ave

Georgetown, DE

(302) 856-7761

Tues – Thurs  9am – 4pm

1st come, 1st serve

First State Community Action Agency 32980 Shoppes Longo Blvd

Millsboro, DE 19966

Weds  12pm – 8pm

1st come, 1st serve

First State Community Action Agency 2 Chandler Street

Seaford, DE 18873

Tues  12pm – 8pm

1st come, 1st serve

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