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OIC offers tax preparation

BEMIDJI – The Northwest Indian OIC is offering free tax preparation through the Voluntary Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays (by appoint-ment), 4-8 p.m. Thursdays, and 12-4 p.m. every other Saturday.

Participants should bring: photo ID, all birthdates and social security numbers, W-2s, year-end income for MFIP, SSI, MSA, GA, veteran’s benefits, workers compensation, last year’s tax return, direct deposit info (routing and account number), receipts for dependents’ K-12 educational expenses, tuition expense for college, interest statements for student loans, childcare expenses (providers name, address, Tax ID or social security number), home-owner statements (mortgage interest statement, real estate taxes paid (form 1098), Statement of Property Tax Payable in 2013, certificate of rent paid.

For additional details, call 759-2022.