CHARLESTON -- The State Law Library, in cooperation with the Central West Virginia Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, is offering free income tax preparation for people who earn less than $49,000.

Certified volunteer staff members offer one-on-one assistance with tax preparation and e-filing of returns.

The program is limited to simple tax returns. Persons who needs assistance with more complicated forms, such as Schedule C (profit and loss from business); Schedule D (capital gains and losses); Form 2106 (employee business expenses); and Form 3903 (moving expenses), will be referred to another agency.

Appointments are required and may be scheduled by calling the State Law Library at (304) 558-2607. Appointment hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday; and 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Appointments are available now through April 15.

The State Law Library is located in Room E-404 in the East Wing of the State Capitol, 1900 Kanawha Blvd East, in Charleston. Metered parking is available on California Avenue and in the parking lots near the Culture Center and the parking structure on Piedmont Avenue.

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