It’s Almost Tax Time

The tax season is just around the corner and although COVID-19 has removed our ability to complete tax returns face to face, the volunteers for the Meskwaki site will still be helping this year using a drop off service.

The IRS is not accepting returns until February 12th so services will begin on Wednesday, February 10th. There will only be two days of service provided per week this year but will try to accommodate others as much as possible. Appointment times will be Wednesday from 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm and Fridays from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Everyone will be expected to wear a mask for entry and to follow all physical distancing guidelines.

You can call the Tribal Center at (641) 484-4678 to set up an appointment with the receptionist. The location this year will be at the Tribal Center gym.

Plan on bringing all necessary documents including but not limited to: W-2’s (work), 1099-MISC (typically per cap, minor’s trust payouts, or contract wages), W-2G (gambling winnings), statement from casino to offset winnings if player’s card used, any other tax documents, direct deposit information including name of bank, account type, routing and account number, and a copy of your 2019 tax return.

We will also need to know if you and/or your dependents received both stimulus payments for 2020. This included the first payout: $1200 for adults and $600 for minors 0-16 and second payout: $600 for adults and $600 for minor children. If for some reason you did not receive or get all that you were due for yourself or children, we can include that on your 2020 return. We will also need a current phone number to contact you for any questions and/or pick up when they are ready. Ideally we will have them done the same day but with limited volunteers, this may push them back a couple days.

Flyer for help filing your taxes