The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program - information from United Way for Greater Austin
Tax season starts on January 23!
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program offers free tax preparation by IRS-certified volunteers to Wilco residents who generally make $60,000 or less, persons with disabilities, and limited English-speaking taxpayers who need assistance preparing their own tax returns. These services are free and 100% of the tax refund goes to the customer.
For more information, please log onto: Wilco Free Tax Prep - United Way For Greater Austin - Fight Poverty (unitedwayaustin.org)
- VITA Site Managers help raise awareness about critical tools like the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC).
- The EITC is considered the largest federal anti-poverty program in the country, yet one in five eligible families with low income in our community are not receiving it!
- The EITC increases families’ overall income, and the CTC offers up to $2,000 per child–which can be life-changing.