The VITA Program generally offers free tax help to people who make $50,000 or less and need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation to qualified individuals in local communities. They can inform taxpayers about special tax credits for which they may qualify such as Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, and Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled. VITA sites are generally located at community and neighborhood centers, libraries, schools, shopping malls, and other convenient locations. Most locations also offer free electronic filing.
Do I have to make an appointment to get my taxes done at the Center for Regional Services?
Yes, you will need to call 2-1-1 to schedule your appointment, so we will have enough tax preparers available.
Do you have to meet certain requirements to receive this free tax service?
Yes, when you call 2-1-1 they will determine by reviewing your individual information if you meet the requirements for the level of return the Center for Regional Services, is able to prepare.
What if I own my own business do I qualify for free tax services?
You might, to determine your eligibility you need to call 211 and let them make that determination.
Who will be doing my taxes?
IRS certified volunteers – will be doing the tax preparation.
What do I need to bring to my appointment?
When you schedule your appointment 2-1-1 will send you a letter telling you what documentation you need to bring to your appointment.