The following is a release from the United Way of Acadiana:
LAFAYETTE, LA – Super Tax Day that was scheduled for Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Northside High School, as part of the United Way-sponsored Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) free tax preparation services, has been rescheduled for March 5.
The reschedule is due to Lafayette Parish School System’s recent internet/email virus infection.
Families and individuals with household income less than $54,000 in 2015 may be eligible for free tax preparation services and a quick refund offered at the following Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites throughout Acadiana until April 18.
Assist Agency, 11 North Parkerson, Crowley, LA 70526, 337-788-7550, ext. 138
Iberia Parish Library, 445 E. Main St., New Iberia, LA, 70560, 337-364-7024
SMILE/New Iberia, 722 Walton St., New Iberia, LA, 70560, 337-365-8151
Acadiana High School, 315 Rue de Belier, Lafayette, LA 70506, 337-984-2324
SMILE/Lafayette, 501 St. John St., Lafayette, LA 70501, 337-234-3272, ext. 219
Proyecto Hispano de Ayunda la Comunidad, 1006 Surrey St., Lafayette, LA 70501, 337-849-4145
St. Landry Parish
Continuous Links, 8202 Highway 182, Opelousas, LA, 70570, 337-942-3911
The Southwest Center for Rural Initiatives, 1209 Diesi St., Opelousas, LA 70570, 337-943-2410
St. Martin Parish
SMILE/St. Martin, 2097 Terrace Rd., St. Martinville, LA, 70582, 337-394-6013
St. Mary Parish
St. Mary CAA Central Office, 1407 Barrow St., Franklin LA 70538, 337-828-5703
ASSIST Agency, 407 Charity St., Abbeville, LA 70510, 337-898-9554
IRS-certified, trained volunteers are also on hand to help families who qualify to receive the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), which could mean up to $6,200 back in their pockets.
People with AGI more than $54,000 and less than $62,000 can file for free at www.myfreetaxes.com.
Last year, volunteers prepared 2,922 federal returns. Of those, 1,116 EITC-eligible returns were filed, resulting in more than $2 million in
Earned Income Tax Credits being claimed by Acadiana residents. Each year, on average, $30 million in Earned Income Tax Credits goes unclaimed in Acadiana due to lack of awareness.