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CTA Volunteer Resource Guides

Click here to visit our volunteer preparation resources.


Accreditation status of Educational Institutions

To find out if an education institute is accredited, visit:

 


DC Property Tax Database

The DC Property Tax Database can help you find: 

  • Amount of Property Tax Paid by client
  • If property is paying tax (if not, may be tax exempt and client may not be eligible for renter’s credit)
  • Find out registered name and address of property owner

Here’s how to use it:

  1. Visit https://www.taxpayerservicecenter.com/RP_Search.jsp?search_type=Assessment
  2. Fill in address and click on “Search Now”
  3. Click on the Square/Suffix/Lot number
  4. Scroll down and click on “View Tax Information”
  5. Click in the Real Property Tax tab

 


DC Schedule L Credit

Find this form at: http://otr.cfo.dc.gov/node/1129256


DC Homestead/Senior Citizen Real Estate tax Exemption

If your client is not receiving the Homestead exemption of the Senior Citizen exemption, you can help them fill out the application. They should apply in person. The information is at: http://otr.cfo.dc.gov/node/409562


DC D-30 Unincorporated Business Tax Form

Find this form and instructions at: http://otr.cfo.dc.gov/node/1137963

 


DC Ward Lookup

Find out what ward you live in, in DC: http://citizenatlas.dc.gov/atlasapps/reporthometab.aspx

 


ACA

TaxWise ACA Worksheet Quick Guide | View resource
ACA Examples for VITA/TCE Volunteers | View resource
Tax Preparer’s Guide to the Affordable Care Act | View guide

 


Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs)

https://www.irs.gov/individuals/individual-taxpayer-identification-number-itin


Marital Status Issues

Determining which states have common law marriage: www.unmarried.org

Determine if your client is still married to a long-time separated spouse, or if your client is interested in divorce:

 


Maryland Homeowner’s Tax Credit and Renter’s Tax Credit:

 


Refund Status

Gather your Social Security Number, Filing Status, and expected refund, and then contact one of the following:

 


Schedule A and Schedule D Help

 


State Tax Forms and Instructions

www.taxadmin.org/fta/link/forms.html

 


Taxability of Settlement Payments

See IRS Publication 4345:  http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p4345.pdf

 


Unemployment, Amount Received