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
Vermont property tax adjustment
SEVCA's VITA program is available to income-eligible residents of Windham and Windsor counties starting in January through the second week of April. 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
PLEASE CHECK BACK IN JANUARY 2020 TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT FOR FREE TAX ASSISTANCE AT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING SITES:
SEVCA Office located at 91 Buck Drive
8:45 AM – 4 PM
Windsor Resource Connection Center located at 1 Railroad Ave.
9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
White River Junction, VT
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church located at 749 Hartford Ave.
10:45 AM – 7:30 PM