Your gracious giving empowers us to accomplish great things for God.

Our online giving is simple and secure, allowing you to schedule single gifts or recurring giving with ease.

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Sunday, 31 January 2021 11:05

Contribution Statements

“Review your giving history or make new dona*ons online or on your mobile phone. Simply sign in to look over your year-to-date giving, check pledge progress, print a contribution statement, or make a new one-*me or recurring dona*on. It’s always available and kept secure in an easy-to-use online environment.”

Ways to Give No matter how you choose to give toward our ministry, you can review all of your giving history online anytime.

• Check or Cash • Online Gifts (one-time or recurring) • Text Giving*

The EBC 2020 investment Statements will be available Monday February 1st, 2021. in your EBC Realm account at https://onrealm.org  If you need your Investment Statement to be mailed or emailed please contact Deborah Watts by phone at 404 691 7869 or by email at Deborah.Watts@elizabethbaptist.org

If you need assistance access your Realm account email realm@elizabethbaptist.

Learrn more about Realm visit https://elizabethbaptist.org/realm

Friday, 29 January 2021 02:27

COVID-19 and your taxes

What you should know about COVID-19 and your taxes:

  • Your tax refund may be lower this year if you received unemployment.
  • Unemployment benefits are taxable income and must be reported to the IRS.
  • Unemployment does not count as earned income for the Earned Income Tax Credit.
  • If you are receiving the Earned Income Tax Credit, you should not expect your direct deposit refund until the first week of March. Mailed checks will take longer to arrive.

Coronavirus Tax Relief and Economic Impact Payments

Information about the Coronavirus Tax Relief and Economic Impact Payments can be found at the IRS website ß (Click Here)

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Taxpayer(s) have items below and a completed Intake/Interview and Quality Review Sheet (IRS Form 13614-C)

  • Social Security Cards or ITIN letters or cards for you and dependents listed on your tax return:  Required
  • Proof of identity (valid driver’s license or other government issued photo ID):  Required
  • Birth dates for taxpayer, spouse, and dependents:  Required
  • All Income Statements: Forms (W-2, 1099, 1099-R, Social Security Benefits Statement, and other income sources)
  • Interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1099)
  • Health Savings Account – Form 1099-SA and 5498-SA, if applicable
  • Tuition Statement (1098-T) and related student fees and expenses from college or technical school
  • Statement from Child Care Provider (Includes total paid and tax ID number)
  • A copy of last year’s tax return, if available
  • Income transcripts from IRS, if applicable
  • All Forms 1095, Health Insurance Statements
  • Property taxes paid on your home, real estate, or personal property tax receipt (if applicable)
  • Landlord’s name, address, and amount of rent paid in 2020 (if applicable)
  • Documentation of any donations made to qualified charitable organizations.
  • Bank routing number and account number for direct deposit
  • If married filing jointly, both spouses must be able to sign documents.

Print a flyer - Tax Preparation Documents You Need:

     2021 Tax Info – English > Click here 
     2021 Tax Info – Spanish > Click here

Alternative Scanning Method:

  • If you have a smart device (phone or tablet), you can use Genius Scan app
  1. Download Genius Scan app
  2. Open the app > Place document on flat surface
  3. Press the orange circle w/ + symbol to begin creating pdf file
  4. Press the moving circle above scan to take a picture of document.
  5. Select the + symbol to allow adding more pages in the file
  6. Select Done > Select Add Tag and Name Your Tax File 
  7. Email the PDF file to vitatp@elizabethbaptist.org

Print a PDF File:

To print to a PDF for Form 14446 and Form 13614-C, follow these steps:

  1. Open/Download the document or content you wish to print, and press Ctrl + P at same time 
    The Print menu will appear revealing several options
  2. Open the Printer or Destination drop-down menu (Click down arrow) 
    A menu of printer choices appears.
  3. Select Save as PDF or Microsoft Print to PDF 
    In some applications, you must first click Save as File before you can select PDF as the saved file type
  4. Click Print

Here, you will save the PDF File i.e., TY2020 Form 14446_Taxpayer Name

Then, email the PDF file to vitatp@elizabethbaptist.org

Please ensure that the scanned document in any format comfortable for you can be read and is legible which will help as the documents are reviewed for tax preparation. 

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Friday, 29 January 2021 02:24

EBC VITA APPOINTMENT INFO

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The VIRTUAL VITA secure tax filing option requires the following actions on the part of the taxpayer:

  • Visit EBC VITA website
  • Complete IRS Form 14446, Virtual VITA/TCE Taxpayer Consent
  • Complete IRS Form 13614-C, Intake/Interview & Quality Review Sheet
  • Complete and save documents to your computer.
  • Upload identification, tax documents, completed Form 14446 and completed Form 13614-C needed for tax preparation.
  • Current selfie photo/headshot along with photo ID (a selfie from spouse, if applicable)
  • Submit all documents for the TaxSlayer 1040 interview.

Once you have completed your required actions, one of our qualified tax volunteers will proceed with the following:

  • Review the intake/interview and uploaded documents and then contact you to conduct an intake interview via a phone call.
  • Prepare your return based on the information provided and contact you during the process with any questions.
  • Contact you prior to filing to review the return once it has been prepared and quality reviewed.

Appointment Notice:  Only one email can be used per client to make an appointment.  (The system may accept the same email for more than one appointment, and two confirmation emails may be received: however, only the last appointment made with the email provided is accepted.)  If you need to make an appointment for more than one person (or couple if filing jointly) in your household, you must utilize different emails.

Note:  Upon successful booking of an appointment, you will receive a confirmation email, please check your spam folder if it does not appear in your inbox within 15 minutes.

Reminder: All individuals receiving this free tax preparation service are responsible for the information on their tax return.

IMPORTANT: We must be able to contact you should questions arise during preparation of your tax return. Please provide an accessible daytime phone number and voicemail. If we are not able to contact you, this will delay processing and completing your tax return. Please be available during your scheduled time.

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Friday, 29 January 2021 02:23

Services Provided for Tax Season 2021

100% Virtual VITA – No personal interaction with volunteers or tax clients, during the intake interview, return preparation, quality review, and signing the tax return, ALL steps completed using secure online applications. 

The taxpayer will receive an explanation of the virtual process and consent including the procedures to send required documents through a secure client portal. Tax clients must complete Form 14446 Virtual VITA/TCE Taxpayer Consent and Form 13614-C Intake Interview forms and submit tax documents electronically.

Facilitated Self-Assistance Tax Preparation (Do-It-Yourself) 

  • Facilitated Self-Assistance (FSA) Tax Preparation via Custom URL with certified volunteer assistance with tax law questions
  • The assistance can be via phone or email. Response within 24-48 hours upon receipt of interest for self-assisted tax preparation

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Elizabeth Baptist Church Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Ministry provides free income tax assistance prepared by IRS-certified tax preparers for low-to-moderate income individuals and families (generally, $57,000, or less for tax year 2020).

We are committed to the health and safety of the clients, volunteers, partners, and community that we serve.

All concerns around Coronavirus (COVID-19) are monitored closely and adherence to the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control , local public health officials and Elizabeth Baptist Church safety protocols and standards.

Due to the COVID-19 precautionary measures, EBC VITA will be 100% virtual during the 2021 tax filing season.  Appointments are REQUIRED!!!!

2021 Tax Season – Site Operation Calendar Dates

 

 

Sunday

Closed

 

Monday and Tuesday

Closed

February 17th and 24th

Wednesday

10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.

February 17th and 24th

Wednesday

5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.

March 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st

Wednesday

10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.

March 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st

Wednesday

5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.

April 7th

Wednesday

10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.

April 7th

Wednesday

5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.

 

Thursday and Friday

Closed

February 13th, 20th and 27th

Saturday

9:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.

March 6th, 13th, and 20th

Saturday

9:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.

NO WALK-INS SERVICE OR SAME DAY APPOINTMENTS – VIRTUAL SERVICE ONLY

For more information to begin the Virtual VITA online tax service please contact us at (404) 696-2076 or send an email to vitatp@elizabethbaptist.org of your interest to schedule tax preparation via either an online or phone appointment. Calls will be returned in the order received. Thanks in advance for understanding.

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Saturday, 29 June 2019 11:37

Dream to Destiny Update

We are grateful for the Good Hand of the Lord upon our renovation project and have great faith that the best is yet to come! Thank you for embarking upon this journey of renovation with us as you are able to clearly see your Dream to Destiny funds at work in the life of our ministry! The attachment provides an itemized listing of the $1,026,000 in renovations we were able to facilitate with the Dream to Destiny funds we have received.  

You will find attachment at the top of this article

 

 

Monday, 10 December 2018 10:31

The Real Meaning of Christmas

“The divine babe of the manger is the one who would die on a cross, and was raised on the third day.  Christmas is inseparable from Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday.”

  • Dr. Al Mohler

During the time of year that is purportedly set aside to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, I find it quite interesting that very often it is nothing of the sort.  There is a commercialism that has shrouded the intent of the holiday that highlights materialism and gluttony as opposed to the Advent of Christ into the earth realm.  Even beyond the gross commercialism, however, there is a general skewed focus that emphasizes a visual construct of a baby in a manger with very little consideration for what His entrance into our existence really meant. 

Monday, 26 November 2018 22:17

Every Day is a Day of Thanksgiving!

“Thanksgiving isn’t just a day. It’s a way we can live our lives every day.”

  • Katrina Mayer

As we entered the period of the season that led up to Thanksgiving, it was interesting to note the intentionality with which society focused upon being thankful.  One particular point of focus involved individuals utilizing each day in the month of November to express and denote things for which they were thankful.  Another effort involved deliberately moving away from any type of negative speech and speaking only of that which is positive as a sign of gratitude to God for all of His blessings. 

Tuesday, 13 November 2018 16:34

Five Keys to Effective Prayer

“Effective prayer is the key to living a victorious life.”

  • Reynolds Xamot

I think most of us will agree that prayer is a critical component of the Christian experience in that it involves our communication with God. Like all communication encounters, there is a way to engage in it that will maximize effectiveness. In recently reading this article by Doug Andre entitled “Five Keys to Effective Prayer”, I was impressed that he had a perspective on prayer and its effectiveness from which we all could benefit. As I share it with you today, it is my prayer that it will lift your prayer life to a new level.

  • Dr. Craig L. Oliver, Sr.

 

Five Keys to Effective Prayer

By: Doug Andre

“Watson, come here! I want to see you!”

With these famous words, Alexander Graham Bell catapulted himself into instant historic notoriety as the inventor of the first practical telephone. During a June 2, 1875 experiment by Bell and his assistant, Thomas Watson, the telephone as we know it was born. It was a miraculous invention, and it changed the world forever.

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