Free Tax Filing at Capstone
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) coming February 9th to Capstone Community Action
Tax Time! Free VITA tax preparation at Capstone
By now your mailbox should be containing envelopes with the special note, “important tax documents enclosed” and you’re either anxiously awaiting a possible refund, or dreading the day you have to sit down and deal with a potential payment to Uncle Sam. The good news is that if you’re one of the millions of American families whose income is $54,000 or less, you can avoid the stress and have your taxes prepared for free at a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site near you. If you are eligible for a refund, you will receive it within 5-7 business days of e-filing so there’s no need to pay a professional tax preparer who will not only charge you to file but may charge an additional fee to get you your refund only a few days sooner. All across the country, VITA sites in all the states are gearing up for tax season and Vermont is no exception. Central Vermont has a number of sites open in the evenings, during the day and on Saturdays with dedicated IRS volunteers who can provide free basic tax preparation for you and your family. Volunteers are trained to make sure that you get the credits and rebates you may be eligible for such as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit, Education Credits, Renters Rebate and more. If you’re concerned about the Affordable Care Act and how that might impact your filing, VITA volunteers will help you navigate those details, too.
VITA tax sites open February 9th in central Vermont with our main location here at Capstone Community Action in Barre. For locations and times, and for a list of what to bring with you (and remember, if you’re married filing jointly you BOTH need to be present), visit Capstone’s tax preparation webpage at http://www.capstonevt.org/community-economic-development/tax-preparation-program
If you have any additional questions, please call 477-5148. We hope to see you at tax time!