Tax filling date extended to May 17, free tax prep at Library

JACKSON, Wyo. — The International Revenue Service (IRS) and the Treasury Department announced in March that the federal income tax filing due date for the 2020 tax year would be extended from April 15 to May 17, 2021.

“This continues to be a tough time for many people, and the IRS wants to continue to do everything possible to help taxpayers navigate the unusual circumstances related to the pandemic, while also working on important tax administration responsibilities,” said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig. “Even with the new deadline, we urge taxpayers to consider filing as soon as possible, especially those who are owed refunds. Filing electronically with direct deposit is the quickest way to get refunds, and it can help some taxpayers more quickly receive any remaining stimulus payments they may be entitled to.”

Due to this extension, The Teton County Library announced today, April 8, that the free tax prep program, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) would be extended through May 1.

The free tax prep program has been operating since January at Teton County Library through a minimal contact car-side service. Services are available Wednesdays from 2:30 p.m to 7:15 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 2:45 p.m. Spanish translators are on duty Wednesdays, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

“VITA is fortunate to have many of our 23 dedicated volunteers willing to work through the extension, including Spanish translators,” said Grace Robertson, the local VITA Site Coordinator. “Our goal is to prepare as many low and moderate-income returns, and support seniors and Latinos, and others who have been hardest hit by this challenging year. We have made every effort to create a safe process for clients and volunteers and our tax software is up-to-date with the most recent tax law changes.”

Questions for VITA about making appointments or the tax prep process can be directed to (307)264-5777. Tax-specific questions can be sent via email.

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Lindsay Vallen is a Community News Reporter covering a little bit of everything; with an interest in politics, wildlife, and amplifying community voices. Originally from the east coast, Lindsay has called Wilson, Wyoming home since 2017. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, hiking, cooking, and completing the Jackson Hole Daily crosswords.

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