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Tax Services

The Iowa Center now has three tax sites open and accepting appointments.

Locations:

Iowa Center for Economic Success
2210 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50312
Ankeny Service Center
641 S. Ankeny Blvd., Ste. H
Ankeny, IA 50023
Valley Community Center
4444 Fuller Road
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Hours:
Mondays and Thursdays
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Hours:
Wednesday and Fridays
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Hours:
Tuesdays and Saturdays
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Dates Open:
February 6, 2023 – April 17, 2023
Dates Open:
February 7, 2023 – April 14, 2023
Dates Open:
February 7, 2023 – April 18, 2023
(not open 2/18 or 3/18)
Appointments:
Sign up here
Appointments:
Walk-in appointments only
Appointments:
Walk-in appointments only

 

Please call us at 515-283-0940 with questions.

To find a VITA site in the area click here.

What to bring to your appointment…

If you will be filing a joint return, both spouses must be at the appointment. Total household income of generally $60,000 or below.  

Please bring the following to your VITA tax appointment  

You MUST have a valid, working phone number with voicemail set up and a valid email address.  

  • Photo ID for you and your spouse 
  • Social Security cards and/or a Social Security number verification letter issued by the Social Security Administration for you, your spouse, and dependents that you are claiming 
  • Birth dates for you, your spouse, and dependents 
  • Wage and earning statement(s) from all employers, for each year you are filing (Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R, 1099-Misc, SSA 1099) 
  • A copy of last year’s federal and state returns OR Copies of income transcripts (if you don’t have the previous years’ return) from the IRS and state 
  • Interest and dividend statements from banks (Form 1099) 
  • Total paid for day care provider and the day care provider’s tax identifying number (the provider’s Social Security number or the provider’s business Employer Identification Number) 
  • Bank routing numbers and account numbers for direct deposit. Blank check or bank statement required. We cannot use a deposit slip 
  • An Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) assignment letter may be substituted for you, your spouse, and your dependents if you do not have a Social Security number 

To view the full list of possible items to bring, click here.

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Want to do your own taxes?

If you would like to file on your own, there are a few options. If you have questions on your return you may email: taxhelp@theiowacenter.org (please know this is for tax help only, this is not technical support for website functionality)

    • IRS Free File here

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