Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
SEVCA and the 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 tax payers 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 can 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 25% 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 Credit
Child and Dependent Care Credit
Retirement Savings Contribution
Vermont property tax adjustment
Making Work Pay Credit
SEVCA has partnered with the United Way of Windham County and Granite United Way to provide the VITA program for residents of Windham and Windsor counties, which begins at the beginning of February and runs through the first week of April. Are you eligible? Please contact SEVCA’s staff at 802-722-4575 for more information about the program.
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