The Pine Bluff Wealth Building Coalition will offer free income tax preparation from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Services Center, 211 W. Third Ave.


“We encourage citizens in Pine Bluff and surrounding areas to take full advantage of the free tax preparation day on Super Saturday,” said the Rev. Jesse C. Turner, executive director of Pine Bluff Interested Citizens for Voter Registration Inc. “By doing so, dollars will ultimately be returned back into the local economy either through paying bills, making a down payment on a home or buying a computer for educational purposes.”


For married filing jointly, both spouses must be present. Participants should bring photo identification for you and your spouse (if married); Social Security cards or individual taxpayer identification number documents for you, your spouse and/or dependents;


Birth dates for you, spouse and/or dependents; a copy of last year’s tax return, all Forms W-2, 1098, 1099, 1095-A, B or C (ACA Statements); information for other income, information for all deductions/credits; total paid to day care provider and their tax ID number.


For direct deposit of refund, the participant will need proof of account and the bank’s routing number. For prior year returns, copies of income transcripts from IRS (and state, if applicable.)


Mayor Shirley M. Washington proclaimed Saturday as Earned Income Tax Credit Tax Credit Awareness Day. The average EITC return is $2,672, according to a news release.


The Pine Bluff Wealth Building Coalition members are the Arkansas Community Organization (ACO), Delta Sigma Lambda Chapter, and Pine Bluff Interested Citizens for Voter Registration Inc. Language access for taxpayers with limited English proficiency is provided by Lakeside United Methodist Church Mi Casa Hispanic Ministry coalition partner and PBICVR.