“Georgia’s families and businesses deserve a simpler, fairer tax code that leaves more money in their wallets and opens more job opportunities in our towns,” said Graves. “As we work to modernize the system, this time of year reminds us that we still have to deal with the burdensome laws in place. To help ease some of the burden on my constituents, I’ve partnered with the IRS to offer free workshops on how to file basic individual returns. We’ll have experts on hand to take questions and walk folks through the tax preparation process. When the government writes a tax code with 4 million words, citizens deserve some free help.”
Graves will give opening remarks at each event, followed by remarks from an IRS representative who will provide tax filing tips. The IRS representative will then take questions from the audience before tax preparers help individuals fill out basic forms.
Rep. Graves’ Tax Time Workshops:
Date: Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Place: Paulding County Board of Commissioners, 240 Constitution Blvd., Dallas, GA 30132
Date: Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Place: Rome-Floyd County Library Coosa Room, 205 Riverside Parkway NE, Rome, GA 30161
Both events are free and open to the public. No RSVP required. Each location will have free parking available on site.
The IRS will help prepare the following forms at the workshops:
- 1040 EZ
- 1040 A
- Non-complex 1040 forms.
The tax preparers at the workshops will not be able to assist businesses or individuals with complex forms.
Individuals seeking tax preparation help need to bring the following forms:
- W2 forms.
- 1099 forms.
- Interest statements.
- Any non-taxable statement, such as Social Security Disability statements.
- Any record of income of any kind.
- Expense deductions, such as home mortgage interest statements.
- If claiming dependents, then have full names and Social Security numbers.
Information: Constituents with questions about the events may contact Tracey Bartley in Congressman Graves’ office at (706) 226-5320.