As we move into March, the pressures of tax season seem more real with the April 15th deadline right around the corner. During this time, individuals and businesses across the country work to fill out different tax documents, specifying data necessary to complete tax returns. Though this happens annually, it can be a stressful time of year without experience or the correct help to guide you through the process.
A couple of options to help those filing taxes are the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program, both of which provide volunteers approved through the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The first, VITA, is structured to aid those making $53,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly, and limited English-speaking taxpayers. The latter, TCE, is set up specifically to guide those 60 years of age or older through the process of completing tax returns, as well as specializing in pensions and retirement-related issues. VITA and TCE sites are generally located at community centers, libraries, schools, shopping malls, and other local venues. You can call (800) 906-9887 to confirm your local site.
Since my initial days in Congress, tax reform has always been a priority for me. I strongly believe in a simpler tax code, with less government interference. It is during these times, as people across Nevada interact with the IRS, that I can see just how complicated our tax code is. With my new assignment to the Senate Committee on Finance, I will work to make tax reform become a reality.
As we get closer to the April 15th deadline, I recommend that all Nevadans take the time in advance to file their taxes correctly and seek help if necessary. Please feel free to contact my office if you need further guidance on the topic. My Las Vegas office number is (702) 388-6605. +