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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

(VITA)

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What is vita?

 
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) is an IRS-supported, free income tax preparation program for low- to moderate-income individuals and families. IRS trained and certified volunteers help taxpayers prepare their tax returns at no cost.  VITA tax preparers undergo and pass rigorous tax law training that meets or exceeds IRS standards. Every return prepared at a VITA site go through an IRS quality review process prior to filing.
 

How can we help you?

The VITA program also helps qualifying individuals receive important credits such as the Earned Income Tax Credit  (EITC).  This and other credit help many hard-working tax filers have more money in their pockets for food, rent, transportation, medicine, childcare and other essentials.
 

vita sites near you

EADC works collaboratively with other local VITA sites!

How to
make an appointment

QUICK QUESTIONS

wHAT SHOULD I BRING TO MY APPOINTMENT

  • Proof of Identification (Photo ID) (REQUIRED in order to file)

  • SSN or ITIN for yourself, your spouse and any dependents (original cards)

  • All W-2s, 1098-Ts, 1099s (1099-MISC, 1099-INT, etc.), and Unemployment or Social Security Benefits

  • Bank accounting and routing information if you’d like to do direct deposit/withdrawal

  • Copy of last year’s tax return

  • If you are filing a joint return, both spouses must be present to sign the tax forms

  • If you pay for child or dependent care bring the name, address and tax ID (EIN) or SSN of the care provider

  • Total education expenses (books, laptops, etc.)

  • Total business expenses if you are an independent contractor

Will all of my information stay confidential?

  • Volunteer training covers the importance of confidentiality and privacy of all tax-payer information. We ensure that any information provided will not be disclosed to any outside parties.

Will this impact my check or other benefits?

  • No, filing taxes will not impact your checks or any benefits you are currently receiving. You will likely be able to claim more benefits. When filing your taxes, you may be able to claim tax credits, receive refunds, and be referred to other essential services.

Can i file more than one return?

  • Yes. Please bring you most recent tax completed tax return.