Free Tax Preparation and Electronic Filing

OpenDoors can help you file your income taxes for free.  As part of the IRS VITA Tax Preparation program, OpenDoors is trained and certified by the Internal Revenue Service in tax law and preparing and electronically submitting returns.  Our program has received national recognition for its tax preparation services for the incarcerated.

Contact our VITA Hotline at 401.214.1807 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

FOR US TO COMPLETE YOUR RETURN

YOU MUST HAVE ALL IRS REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION, BE WILLING TO COMPLETE ALL IRS INTAKE FORMS,  AND COMPLETE A QUALITY REVIEW OF COMPLETED RETURN

  • You must have all tax related 2018 forms needed to complete the return:  W-2s, 1099s, 1098s, and any receipts and/or documentation for credits and deductions you are claiming.
  • ALL TAXPAYERS MUST HAVE AN AUTHORIZED PICTURE ID AND SOCIAL SECURITY CARD.  If filing with your spouse and/or claiming child(ren) and/or other dependents, you must provide ID and Social Security card(s).
  • FOR YOUR CHILDREN - You must have birth certificates, Social Security cards and/or legal documentation of your custodial rights to claim the child(ren).
  • If available, bring a copy of your 2017 tax return.  YOU STILL NEED ALL IDENTIFICATIONS.

FOR RI-1040H - RHODE ISLAND PROPERTY TAX RELIEF CLAIM

FORMS NEEDED TO COMPLETE THE 1040H

  • All 2018 earned income related documents, i.e. W-2, 1099s, 1098s, etc.
  • Form SSA-1099 - Social Security Benefit Statement
  • A copy of your current lease or 3 rent receipts

SITE HOURS AND OPERATING PROCEDURES - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

  • The site will be open from January 24 through April 13, 2019.  Hours available:  Thursday and Friday 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM  and Saturday  10:00 AM - 2:00 PM.  Days and hours will decrease in March and we will be closed during snow storms.  Please call 401-214-1807 in advance for assistance.
  • For questions, call 401-214-1807 and leave a message with your contact information and we will get back to you as soon as possible.  Please speak slowly and clearly!
  • Walk-ins are welcome, but taxpayers with appointments have priority.  If the site has no appointments, we may be closed, so again, call in advance.
  • You can pick up a tax preparation folder at OpenDoors during normal business hours, Monday - Thursday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM.  Complete all the required intake forms and gather all necessary documents prior to making an appointment.  We look forward to serving your tax related needs.

ASK US ABOUT OUR FREE FINANCIAL LITERACY PROGRAMS

OpenDoors is a member of the Providence VITA Coalition funded by the United Way.  OpenDoors also is a United Way of Rhode Island 2010-2012 Impact Grant Recipient for Financial Stability Programming. 

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