Volunteer Income Tax Assistance


SEVCA and Granite United Way help Vermonters keep more of their hard-earned income through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.

The purpose of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA) is to educate taxpayers about available tax credits so that low- to moderate-income Vermonters can keep more of their income. The VITA program recruits, trains, and certifies community volunteers who provide free assistance in preparing tax returns. The volunteers can also provide information about financial literacy and asset accumulation. The program encourages families and individuals to use a portion of their tax returns to begin a savings account.

The IRS estimates that 20% of the taxpayers that qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit do not claim the credit. Some of the tax credits that can reduce your taxes and increase your refund include:

  • Earned Income Credittaxes2

  • Child and Dependent Care Credit

  • Retirement Savings Contribution

  • Education Credit

  • Vermont property tax adjustment

2013.EITC   SEVCA's VITA program is available to income-eligible residents of Windham and Windsor counties starting January 31 through the second week of April.

   Call now to schedule your free tax appointment. For appointments at the Westminster office, call 802-722-4575 or 800-464-9951 toll free. For appointments at White River Junction and Windsor locations, call 866-444-4211 or schedule your appointment online: CLICK HERE for more information and a link to online scheduling.





“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1937