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Lifeline CDC assisting with tax filing

Free income tax preparation assistance is being provided through April 15 to low-income families and elderly people in Merced or Winton by LifeLine Community Development Corporation.

To receive help, call (209) 201-2905. Have the following documents and information available:

- proof of identification

- Social Security cards for you, your spouse and any dependents

- Individual Taxpayer Identification Number assignment letters

- Birth dates

- Wage and earning statements from all employers

- interest and dividend statements from banks

- a copy of last year's federal and state returns

- a blank check or proof of bank account routing umbers and account numbers

- total paid for childcare services, and the tax identifying number for your daycare provider.

Both spouses must be present to file taxes electronically.