Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
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 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. In Vermont, the figure is 14,000 residents including 7,000 children.
Call 211 to schedule an appointment at one of our VITA sites.
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 211 NH can help schedule your appointment over the phone.
There are two ways to file for FREE.
1. Call 211 or visit NHTaxHelp.org to schedule an appointment at a local site with an IRS certified tax preparer. (Toll-free outside of NH: 1-866-444-4211)
2. Visit MyFreeTaxes.com to prepare your own return, for free online, with guidance from a toll-free helpline.
Interested in becoming a VITA Volunteer Tax Preparer?
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 603.625.6939 ext. 128 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To view our VITA informational palm card CLICK HERE.