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Welcome to the Latino Resource Center

The Latino Resource Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing assistance to the Latino community.

The mission of the Latino Resource center is to facilitate the integration of Latinos into the greater Jackson Hole Community.

Tax Program

Tax Programs


The Latino Resource Center has been assisting taxpayers since 2002.  Currently, two programs, VITA and LITC, are offered to help people file their returns and understand their rights and responsibilities as US taxpayers.

VITA: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance


Free Tax Return Preparation for Qualifying Taxpayers

The Latino Resource Center has worked with the Teton County Library and the IRS since 2004 to offer FREE TAX RETURN PREPARATION to qualifying taxpayers in the community.  Since that time, over 800 taxpayers have utilized the service and hundreds of thousands of dollars in refunds has been received by low income taxpayers in Teton County. 

Trained volunteers assist taxpayers from February through mid-April using computers, software and materials provided by the IRS.  Participants benefit from the volunteers expertise and have the option of electronically filing their returns.
   This year’s VITA program schedule

   WEDNESDAYS from 5:30 - 8 PM
   Beginning February 3 ending April 7 2010
   The ORDWAY AUDITORIUM of the Teton County        Library  (125 Virginian Lane)

 
QUALIFICATIONS

Taxpayers must qualify for the program based on family size and income and are required to bring certain documents with them
Required items for every taxpayer

  • Valid Picture ID   
  • Current W2 Forms (didn’t receive your W2 forms?)Social Security or ITIN cards for all people listed on the return (Don’t have an Social Security Number or ITIN? here's a link in English http://www.irs.gov/individuals/article/0,,id=96287,00.html or Spanish http://www.irs.gov/espanol/article/0,,id=98974,00.html  
  • Dates of birth for all people listed on the return
  • Copy of previous year’s return (if available)
  • Required items for some taxpayers
  • Student loan or tuition statements
  • Childcare cost statements
  • Home mortgage loan payments
  • Receipts of moving expenses
  • Interest and dividend statements from banks
  • Bank account number and bank’s routing number (for direct deposit)

INCOME/FAMILY SIZE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Size of Family

Income Limit

1

$25,000

2

$32,000

3

$38,000

4

$45,000

5

$52,000

TETON COUNTY LOW INCOME TAXPAYER CLINIC (LITC)


The Latino Resource Center’s LITC program operates year round and serves two purposes.  The first is to offer materials, forums, power point presentations and one-on-one education to ESL Taxpayers (English as a second language) to educate them about their rights and responsibilities as US taxpayers.  The second purpose is to assist ESL taxpayers in resolving tax problems by working closely with the Taxpayer Advocate’s office in Cheyenne, WY, and other controversy clinics in the area.  This program is funded by a grant from the IRS and matching contributions.

Latino Resource Center is the only LITC clinic in the state of Wyoming. To contact our LITC Facilitator, please call 307-734-0333 or Toll Free at 1-888-310-6999

Volunteer Opportunities

Both the VITA and the LITC programs rely on volunteer effort to succeed.  Interested volunteers need not have experience in tax issues since a training session with instructional materials is provided.  Anyone interested in volunteering should contact Carmina Oaks at   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or by calling 307-734-0333.