“Show me the money!” – Rod Tidwell, Jerry Maguire.
After giving Uncle Sam his monetary due for a full year, it’s time for a little payback.
I always viewed tax season as a way of “sticking it to the man.” The federal tax return was my way to wrangle back my money from the hands of the carnivorous entity known as the federal government. [Cue Darth Vader’s theme music here.]
All jokes aside, tax season can elicit a certain level of anxiety for some. Changes in tax legislation, which took effect in 2009, may add to that frustration. It can be difficult to know what should be itemized, deducted, withheld or just plain not mentioned at all.
The good news is that the new laws, intended to help stimulate the lagging economy, may assist economically ailing individuals and families by returning more of your hard-earned bling to your bank account.
Even better news is that there are a host of local resources available to guide preparers through the process of filing a return.
One of those resources is “Super Refund Saturday” at the Montgomery County Job Center on Feb. 26, sponsored by Key Bank. The event will provide free tax preperation and filing services for attendees, who are suggested to bring the following documentation(if applicable):
- W-2 forms.
- 1099 forms.
- Unemployment forms.
- Proof of childcare payments.
- Social security cards for dependants.
- Last year’s tax return.
- Bank account and routing number for direct deposit.
“Super Refund Saturday” takes place at the Montgomery County Job Center on 1111 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd. from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Appointments are recommended.
For additional information about the upcoming event, call the Job Center at 937-913-2000.