Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
TAX SEASON IS ALMOST HERE!
Our VITA Volunteers are busy training on all of the latest tax prep changes and they will be helping thousands of individuals and families throughout New Hampshire and Windsor County, Vermont. Once the tax season officially launches, call 2-1-1 to schedule an appointment at one of our VITA sites.
About Our VITA Initiative
Granite United Way's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax preparation to low to moderate income households. Volunteers are trained by the IRS and last year prepared more than 5,000 federal returns.
This year more than $7.1 Million was returned in federal tax refunds, including over $2 Million in Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC) to families and individuals struggling throughout our community. The EITC, coupled with the Child Tax Credit, has lifted 16,000 NH residents out of poverty, including 8,000 children, each year, on average during 2011 to 2013. In Vermont, the figure is 14,000 residents including 7,000 children.
This important program continues to grow. Volunteers are needed to conduct intake as well as to prepare taxes. Training is provided and the average time commitment is 3-to-5 hours/week during tax season.
Want more information? Contact Cary Gladstone at 603.224.2595 ext. 223 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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