Where you can get your taxes done for free around Baton Rouge

Where you can get your taxes done for free around Baton Rouge
This Feb. 13, 2019, file photo shows multiple forms printed from the Internal Revenue Service web page that are used for 2018 U.S. federal tax returns in Zelienople, Pa. (Source: AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File/AP)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Tax filing season is underway. If you need help filing federal or state taxes, there are a few free tax events happening in the area.

Super Tax Day is Saturday, Feb. 15. The East Baton Rouge Main Library is hosting a big event hosted by Entergy and the Capital Area United Way Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Eligible candidates must make less than $55,000 a year.

East Baton Rouge Main Library

  • 7711 Goodwood Blvd., Baton Rouge
  • 225-231-3750
  • Saturday, Feb. 15, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; no appointment necessary

Federal tax returns must be filed by April 15.

Call the phone number listed at each site to schedule your appointment and receive free tax preparation assistance.

Certified tax preparers will be at the following locations:

Division of Human Development and Services

  • 4523 Plank Rd., Baton Rouge
  • 225-358-4561
  • Mondays and Wednesdays, 5 to 8 p.m.
  • Fridays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. by appointment

Charles R. Kelly Community Center

  • 3535 Riley St., Baton Rouge
  • 225-357-5013
  • Fridays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. by appointment

Chaneyville Community Center

  • 13211 Jackson Rd., Zachary
  • (225) 658-9790
  • Fridays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. by appointment

Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center

  • 4000 Gus Young Ave., Baton Rouge
  • 225-389-7679 or 225-389-7625
  • Fridays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. by appointment

Qualifying customers of Entergy Louisiana can also have their taxes prepared for free and will have the chance to win money at Entergy’s Super Tax Day event, which are being held Saturdays in February. Participating customers will have the chance to win $50 in cash through a scratch-off promotion, and will also be entered into other drawings, including one for a grand prize of $10,000 from the national Save Your Refund program.

Upcoming events include:

Saturday, Feb. 8

  • Xavier University, 7910 Stroelitz St., New Orleans, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 15

  • Goodwood Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd., Baton Rouge, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, April 14

  • Delgado Community College, 615 City Park Ave., New Orleans, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Other Super Tax Day event are scheduled throughout the state. Click here for a full list.

In order for certified tax prep volunteers to prepare your taxes, please provide the following documents:

  • Photo ID (for you and your spouse, if filing jointly)
  • Social Security Card or ITN for each family member of your household
  • W-2 forms for all jobs, all 1099 or 1098 forms, and information on other income received
  • Childcare provider name, address and tax ID number
  • Checking and savings account numbers
  • Last year’s tax return
  • 1095-A Health Insurance Marketplace statement (if applicable)
  • Other relevant information about income and expenses

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