Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

5/18/2020 Service Delivery Update 

As a response to growing concerns about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and in order to keep community members and staff safe, SEVCA will revise program delivery for all programs, as follows:  All requests for services and appointments will be handled strictly by telephone or other methods not requiring in-person contact, and all SEVCA offices and program sites will be closed to the public. Please click on a preferred department name for more information. 

VITA tax prep clients will be contacted regarding remote services which will include client drop off, preparation and service follow up by telephone, and tax submssion.

As the federal deadline has been extended, SEVCA continues to prepare taxes for clients through July. 

 

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SEVCA offers free tax appointments which are available on a first come first serve basis in advance of tax season. For more information about these programs, available again in 2021, you can call SEVCA at 802-722-4575 or 800-464-9951

SEVCA's FREE Tax Assistance program, VITA, is available to income-eligible residents of Windham and Windsor counties starting in January through the second week of April. Eligibility generallyincludes community members making less than $66,000 in 2019  in both VT and NH. Some restrictions apply.

Once appointment is scheduled, paperwork can be dropped off at the following sites: 

Westminster, VT
SEVCA Office located at 91 Buck Drive

Windsor, VT
Windsor Resource Connection Center located at 1 Railroad Ave

White River Junction, VT
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church located at 749 Hartford Ave

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Questions? Contact Leslie Wood at (802) 722-4575 ext. 199 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

You can view your tax information at any time by reistering online at IRS.gov. Here's the link to find out how:  https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/heres-how-individual-taxpayers-can-view-their-tax-account-info

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 Credit

  • Child and Dependent Care Credit

  • Retirement Savings Contribution

  • Education Credit

  • Vermont property tax adjustment

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