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SHORE UP! Inc. is a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site, offeringfree preparation of both state and federal income tax returns (Maryland, Delaware and Virginia) and freee-filing for qualifying families and individuals. 
  • Eligibilityfor Free Tax Return Preparation
    • Varies from year to year-- based on the total household income.  As an example,in taxes done in 2011 for the 2010 year, individuals qualified for free tax preparation if the total income of their household was $49,000 or less.  
    • Residents of other Maryland counties, Delaware and Virginia all welcome.
    • Not all types of returns can be done--Click here to see which kinds of taxes can and cannot be done.  
  • Tax Preparation
    • Done by appointment only, from January through April, 
    • Call 410-749-1142 TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT.
    • Wicomico and Somerset County sites 
    • Flexible appointment times
    • NOTE: All adults on your return need to be present to sign forms.
    • Free e-filing
    • Free direct-deposit
    • Preparers help customers get all tax refunds they are entitled to, especially the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)and Child Tax Credit.
    • All preparers are IRS-certified.
  • What to Bring
      1.  A Social Security Card or ITIN (Individual Taxpayer Identification Number) for EACH family member
    • Photo ID for person(s) for whom the return is being done
    • Voided bank check for direct deposit, or bank routing and account number
    • 2. All items listed that apply to you or your family:
    • W-2 forms for all jobs worked in 2009
    • A copy of last year's tax return.
    • All 1099 forms for other income, if any
    • Any other tax-related documents you have received
    • Child care provider name, address, and tax ID number
    • 3. All adults on your return need to be present to
    • sign forms.
  • Partners
    • SHORE UP! Inc. has received funding for the VITA Tax Project from:
    • Bank of America
    • MD CASH (Creating Assets, Savings, Hope) Campaign
    • PNC Bank
    • Delmarva Power
  • Volunteers
    • Community members
    • Majority are senior accounting students from the following schools:
      • the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES)
      • Wor-Wic Community College
      • Salisbury University
    • No previous experience needed.
    • Various volunteer positions available
    • All volunteers are:
      • provided training
      • supervised by an experienced, IRS-certified tax preparer
    • Contact us if interested in volunteering.
  • Type of Returns Done
    SHORE UP! Inc.’s Tax Preparation Program WILL prepare:
    • Form 1040 (both short and long form)
    • Schedule C-EZ (less than $5,000in expenses)
    • Form 2441 (Child and Dependent Care Credit)
    • Form 8863 (Education Credits)
    • Form 8812 (Additional Child ax Credit)
    SHORE UP! Inc.’s Tax Preparers are NOT certified to prepare:
    • X  Schedule C (Profit or Loss from Business)
    • X  Schedule E (Rents & Losses)
    • X  Form 3903 (Moving)
    • X  Form 8606 (Non-deductible IRA)
    • X  Form 8615 (Minor’s Investment Income)
For more information about the tax program, please call410-749-1142.