VITA - Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
WHAT IS VITA?
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program provides free income tax return preparation to hard working taxpayers earning up to $55,000 annually. VITA helps working families take advantage of all of the tax credits they are eligible for including the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit (CTC), and education credits. Volunteers from the community help prepare basic, current year tax returns for eligible taxpayers free of charge.
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM VITA?
Individuals and families who earn up to $55,000 annually are eligible to receive free tax preparation services.
WHEN TO EXPECT A REFUND?
All VITA tax returns are prepared and submitted to the IRS electronically by Coalition volunteers. If you will be receiving a refund, you can anticipate receiving a check in seven to ten days.
WHEN CAN I VISIT A VITA SITE?
VITA Season: All VITA sites will be open to serve our community beginning Wednesday, January 18, 2012 through April 17, 2012. Coalition VITA sites will be located throughout the community with many offering evening and weekend hours.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING TO A VITA SITE?
The following items are needed to prepare your tax return:
WHO TO CONTACT FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION?
Please call the United Way Helpline at 2-1-1 for more information on VITA services, locations, hours or 210-222-2975 if you are interested in becoming a VITA Volunteer tax preparer.
For more information visit VITASA.ORG