Income Tax Information

Announcement: Community Action Program, Inc. of Western Indiana is no longer a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site. Therefore, income tax assistance services are no longer being offered by our agency. We hope all of our VITA clients will continue to use this service at tax time. You can find other VITA site locations online. Below are some tools and resources you may find useful.  

Online Tools

Filing and paying your taxes should be as convenient as possible. That’s why the IRS provides you with many helpful online tools, including:

  • Tax Withholding Estimator
    Estimate the amount that should be withheld from your paycheck for federal income tax purposes.
  • Where’s My Refund?
    Check the status of your refund online within 24 hours after  your e-filed return is received or 4 weeks after mailing your paper return.
  • Direct Pay
    Pay your tax bill directly from your checking or savings account or through the IRS2Go mobile app.  Both are safe and secure.

Identity Theft

  • Report suspicious emails claiming to be from the IRS.  If you receive a scam email claiming to be from the IRS, forward the email to phishing@irs.gov.
  • Stay alert and don’t fall for scam phone calls by IRS imposters claiming to be an IRS agent and threatening you with arrest or deportation if you fail to pay immediately.  Report these calls and other IRS impersonation schemes to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at 1-800-366-4484 or online at IRS Impersonation Scam Reporting.
  • The IRS doesn’t initiate contact with taxpayers by email to request personal or financial information.  This includes electronic communication, such as text messages and social media channels.
  • Be vigilant with security awareness while on your computer.  Avoid phishing and malware.  Protect your personal information.  Check out Publication 4524 today.
  • If you discover a website that claims to be the IRS but does not show the address as ‘www.irs.gov,’ forward the link to phishing@irs.gov.
  • If your SSN has been compromised and you know or suspect you are at risk for tax related identity theft, you should visit www.irs.gov/identitytheft for more information
  • The IRS is committed to working with taxpayers who are the victims of identity theft.  Visit www.irs.gov/identitytheft for additional information.

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