Free tax program opens in Jackson County; volunteers needed to help with filing


Jackson County United Way’s Free Income Tax Assistance program is opening for the 12th tax season.

The organization is looking for volunteers for in-person check-in for clients, intake, tax preparers and scanning documents into the system.

Anyone interested in volunteering should call 812-522-5450, ext. 1, or email Jena Hanks at [email protected].

People also may now register for FITA by calling the same number or by visiting In order to qualify, households must make a combined $66,000 or less.

Taxes are completed by certified volunteer tax preparers, and appointments will be available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and from 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays through April at First United Methodist Church, 201 E. Third St., Seymour.

Taxes will be filed virtually, and clients will return the following weekend to sign for and pick up their return. If filing jointly, both spouses must be present to sign the return.

At appointments, clients should bring photo identification (for both spouses if filing jointly), Social Security card for each person on the return (including children), all income and wage statements, all relevant tax information and anything that says tax information on the envelope, copies of last year’s federal and state tax returns, bank account and routing number for a direct deposit and if you rent, landlord’s name and address and how much rent you paid.

Last year, FITA volunteers were able to complete 528 returns and help Jackson County residents keep $669,731 in federal refunds and $67,852 in state refunds.

There also is a 100% virtual option available at No appointment is needed.

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