Tax Assistance for Western Students
事件 will be held each income tax filing season to assist Western students and employees in their self-filing of their income taxes using the web-based software available publicly at http://MyFreeTaxes.com.
Our free 2023 Tax Assistance Event dates are listed below. Click the links for more information and to register. 欢迎上门参观.
These events will be held in La Crosse and are open to Western students only:
This event will be held at the Tomah Regional Learning Center and is open to the public:
Income tax filing can be difficult and full of complicated information. 如果你有"简单的返回” we’d encourage you to try and use free software like http://MyFreeTaxes.com 提交你的纳税申报表. This self-file software (accessible by selecting the “By myself”) is free for everyone. There are no income limits, no age restrictions, and no geographic limitations. The site will also connect users who need more support to nonprofits who are part of the IRS’ Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program (accessible by clicking on the “With assistance” option).
The IRS website also offers free filing information at http://www.irs.gov/filing/free-file-do-your-federal-taxes-for-free for those whose income was less than $73,000 in 2022.
Check the status of your refund at http://www.irs.gov/refunds. Note: due to COVID and the disruption it has caused, things are taking a little bit longer.
西方学生:你的 1098-T is mailed to you each year but also available in self-service of MyWestern.
MyFreeTaxes has been provided by United Way for over a decade. Western thanks United Way for partnerships like these that help our community members reach the self-sufficiency that they desire.
My income is low and I am not required to file taxes. 我为什么要申请呢?
If you earn below the tax filing threshold, you may not be required to file a tax return. It may still benefit you to submit a tax return. If you are due a refund for withholdings or are eligible to claim tax credits, such as the 劳动所得税抵免, you risk losing the refund if you do not file.
The 劳动所得税抵免 (EITC) is a benefit for working people with low to moderate income. 资格, you must meet the eligibility requirements and file a tax return, even if you do not owe any taxes or are not required to file. EITC not only reduces the amount of tax you owe; it may give you a refund. In 2019, the average EITC received per tax filer was $2,476. To see if you qualify go to 劳动所得税抵免 (EITC) | Internal Revenue Service (国税局.gov).
Advance Child Tax Credit Payments
Have you been receiving monthly direct deposits or payments from the IRS? This was part of The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 which expanded the Child Tax Credit (CTC) for tax year 2021. These monthly deposits is half of your Child Tax Credit in advance and you can file for the remaining balance when you file your 2021 tax return. You can learn more about the Advance Child Tax Credit at Child Tax Credit Update Portal | Internal Revenue Service (国税局.gov).
Other tax credits you may benefit from include:
- All FEDERAL student loan payments automatically stopped on March 13, 2020. The loans interest rate also dropped to 0%. The Federal Government announced that all loan payments will restart after August 31, 2022. 点击这里了解更多.
- Private loans do not qualify, though some lenders may offer options.
- Resources may be available to help with rent, food, utilities, etc. 打211或去 211.org 然后输入你的邮政编码.
- Western also maintains this listing of community resources, organized by county. 去 1mbas0.chiropractors-north-america.com/life-resources.