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Serving Bullitt and Jefferson counties in Kentucky and Clark, Floyd, and Harrison counties in Southern Indiana.

Tax-Aide Sites Helped Millions

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers helped literally millions of tax-payers across the country as many rushed to meet the annual April 15 deadline. Louisville area Tax-Aide volunteers likewise provide free help to several thousand in the metro area.

IRS certified volunteers completed their required training and tests to welcome community members with assistance on both federal and state tax returns. The assistance provided was particularly helpful in light of the many change made in both state and national requirements. IRS forms looked quite different and the new flat rate in KY enabled numerous additional changes.

A vital asset to the program was the generous provision of space in many government buildings, libraries, churches and other community facilities. The various locations were provided free of charge in the cooperative effort to assist those needing help in preparing their tax returns. (See the site tab to identify those that provided space).

Persons needing assistance outside the normal filing time, Jan 1 – April 15, can check the blue pages of the phone book for both the state department of revenue and the IRS.

IRS Tax Tip 2019-33

Online tool lets taxpayers check the status of their refund

Taxpayers filing their tax returns to meet the upcoming tax filing deadline should know that the easiest way to check on their tax refund is to use Whereメs My Refund?. This tool is available on IRS.gov and through the IRS2Go app. The fastest way to get that tax refund is to use IRS e-File and direct deposit.

Taxpayers can use Where’s My Refund? to start checking on the status of their tax return within 24 hours after the IRS receives an e-filed return. For a paper return, it’s four weeks after the taxpayer mailed it.

The tool has a tracker that displays progress through three phases: 
(1) Return Received
(2) Refund Approved
(3) Refund Sent

All a taxpayer needs to use “Where’s My Refund?” is their Social Security number, tax filing status and the exact amount of the refund claimed on their tax return.

“Where’s My Refund?” is updated no more than once every 24 hours, usually overnight, so there’s no need to check the status more often.

Taxpayers should only call the IRS tax help hotline on the status of their tax refund if :

  • It has been 21 days or more since the tax return was e-filed
  • It has been six weeks or more since the return was mailed
  • When “Where’s My Refund?” tells the taxpayer to contact the IRS
  • Taxpayers who owe should pay as much as possible to minimize interest and penalty charges. The taxpayers should visit IRS.gov/payments to explore their payment options.

 

NEED HELP?

Tax-Aide offices are open February 1 - April 15.  Tax-Aide does not have copies of your return – see below for further information.

For assistance in the interim, please contact your local IRS or State Department of Revenue office.  Their address and phone numbers are listed in the blue pages of the phone book.

Taxpayer Advocate Service operates independently of all other IRS Offices and reports directly to Congress. It protects taxpayers’ rights and ensures that all taxpayers are treated fairly, and that they know and understand their rights under the IRS’s Taxpayer Bill of Rights.  For additional information, go to taxpayeradvocate.irs.gov or contact the Louisville office at 502-912-5050 or 877-777-4778.


Where’s my KY Refund?

If several weeks have passed since you filed your KY return and you haven’t received your refund, you can check about the status in any of three ways:

www.revenue.ky.gov

(502) 564-1600 (Automated Line)

(502) 564-4581 (Live Representative)

You will need you Social Security number and the exact amount of the refund.


Copies of Prior Year Returns

Back copies of previously-filed tax returns and all attachments, including Forms W-2, can be requested by filing Form 4506, Request for Copy of Tax Return.  Alternatively, transcripts showing most line items on these returns can be ordered on-line, by calling 1-800-908-9946 or by using Form 4506T-EZ, Short Form Request for Individual Tax Return Transcript  or Form 4506-T, Request for Transcript of Tax Return


Like To Volunteer?

To learn more about volunteering with the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, check out the rest of the web site and then register on the “Contacts” tab. Most volunteers are involved for only the 10-11 week tax season each year – a great short-term commitment!

You may prefer to call 502-394-3443 or e-mail loutaxaide@gmail.com.  Your contact will then be referred to the District Coordinator in your area of KY or Southern Indiana.  Out of state inquiries will be forwarded to the appropriate state leaders for further contact and information.

 

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