Leeward offers free income tax preparation assistance
Leeward Community College’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program has provided free, live tax preparation services for the past 30 years ranging from low-tech carbon paper copies to our now cloud-based computing. Individuals or families with total combined income under $58,000 and have online access with their own computers, can now prepare and file their own federal and state returns using our program’s free MyFreeTaxes.com site.
Most other freefile sites charge for state tax returns, but MyFreeTaxes is free for both federal and state. Users can file electronically or print and mail in their returns.
Any qualifying taxpayer can use this service for which the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program will get credit. The website will guide users through a simple interview process. Users can stop at any time and continue later. Tax and technical questions can be answered at the hotline. Contact Roy Kamida by email, or call (808) 455-0294 for more information.
Volunteers will be available to assist taxpayers everyday:
- Tuesdays and Thursdays, February 4–March 21, 1:30–5:30 p.m. in BE 229
- Saturdays, February 1–March 29, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. (doors close at noon) in BE 229
Details on documents needed for in-person assistance are listed online.
The VITA Program is part of Leeward Community College’s Get Job Ready: Celebrating National Career and Technical Education Month.
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