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Forsyth Free Tax

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Forsyth Free Tax Program

ESR’s Forsyth Free Tax program provides free tax preparation to people with low-moderate income.

If you make less than $57,000, you can have your taxes prepared for free through volunteer sites. Taxes are prepared by volunteers who are trained by IRS staff members. Volunteers use IRS-approved software for return preparation. Trained volunteers prepare and electronically file your tax return. If you are due a refund, you can usually expect to receive it within ten days of filing. VITA sites file most simple returns. Check to make sure you qualify by contacting ESR’s Tax Team. The team can be reached at (336) 722-9400 x 4.

ESR is located at 3480 Dominion Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27105. Appointments are required for drop-offs. Appointment times are Monday – Thursday, 9 am – 3 pm. Virtual options may be available.

To make an appointment to have your taxes prepared, please call 336-722-9400 and press 4 or visit www.forsythfreetax.com. You may also schedule an appointment by clicking the button below.

Schedule an appointment

To have your taxes prepared, you will need to bring:

  1. Tax information (W2s, 1099s, receipts for childcare or education expenses, receipts for charitable donations, interest statements).
  2. Last year’s return, if at all possible.
  3. Letter 6419 (en-sp) – Advance Child Tax Credit Payments
  4. Letter 6475 Your 2021 Economic Impact Payment
  5. Photo Identification.
  6. Social Security Cards for yourself, your spouse, and your dependents (We cannot accept SSNs not appearing on official documentation).
  7. Bank Routing Number and Account Number(s) for direct deposit.
  8. Please complete this document prior to arriving to your first appointment, if at all possible

For more information about volunteer opportunities with the tax program, fill out the form below.

Forsyth Free Tax Volunteer Interest Form
Use this form to indicate your interest in volunteering with ESR's Forsyth Free Tax Program.



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