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City Hall Closed Wednesday, April 24, for Move

City Hall Closed Wednesday, April 24, for Move

City Hall will be closed on Wednesday, April 24, 2024, so staff can move from the current, leased offices to the new, permanent building.

The final day of operations at 3 Quail Creek Center will be Tuesday, April 23.

City Hall will reopen at 360 N. Main St. at 7 a.m. on Thursday, April 25.

A ribbon cutting and open house is planned for Tuesday, May 14, from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

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Free Tax Prep Help Available for Qualifying Low- to Moderate-Income Filers

Thanks to the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, qualifying low-to-moderate income households in Johnson County can again receive free tax preparation assistance from trained volunteers from the Johnson County Social Services Department. VITA services are available through April 13.

This year, the VITA Program will offer two options for tax preparation assistance. Taxpayers who earned less than $64,000 in 2023 can have their returns completed and filed by an IRS-certified tax preparer at no cost. Appointments are required and can be made at www.johnsoncountyiowa.gov/vita.

Taxpayers also have the option to prepare their returns. Households that earned less than $79,000 in 2023 can file taxes for free. For information on how to access and file your taxes at no cost, email [email protected]. For those completing their returns, tax assistance and dedicated computer stations are available from February 10 to April 13, 2024, at the Iowa City Public Library on Mondays from 2 to 8 p.m., and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Trained volunteer tax preparers help ensure that eligible taxpayers receive the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and any other qualifying tax credits. Electronic filing is provided so that taxpayers can receive their tax refunds quickly. Taxpayers using VITA volunteers, or the free file software, to help file taxes do not pay to have returns prepared and do not pay to get refunds.

For more information about tax assistance or the EITC or to schedule an appointment, visit johnsoncountyiowa.gov/vita. Translation services can be made in advance by calling Johnson County Social Services at 319.356.6090. View Free Tax Services flyer (PDF)

VITA is a partnership between Johnson County Social Services, the Iowa City Public Library and the Iowa Center for Economic Success.

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