Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

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Call center opens Tuesday, January 20!

The VITA Program offers free tax help to households who made $53,000 or less in 2014 and need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. VITA also provides free online self-assisted tax preparation for households who made $60,000 or less in 2014.

IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic federal, state and local income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals in local communities. They also inform taxpayers about special tax credits for which they may qualify such as Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit and Health Insurance Premium Tax Credit. Tax preparation sites are located in Dover, Hanover, Red Lion, Shrewsbury and York.

The VITA program provides the following benefits:

     ►  Avoidance of costly tax prep fees and quicker receipt of tax refund. 
     ►  Multiple tax sites throughout York County offering day, evening and Saturday appointments. 
     ►  Accurate completion of tax returns by IRS-certified tax preparers. 
     ►  Completion of federal, state and local income taxes and PA property tax/rent rebate forms. 
     ►  Filing of all the tax credits for which you may be eligible, including Earned Income Credit (EIC), Child Tax Credit (CTC) and education credits. 
     ►  Free tax preparation appointments, if your household income is $53,000 or less. 
     ►  Free online self-assisted tax preparation and support, if your household income is $60,000 or less.

Three Options Available

Option #1:  In-Person Tax Preparation and Filing

Call us at 717.854.2244 or 888.629.4095 on or after January 20 to schedule an in-person tax preparation appointment. Our trained staff will help you prepare your federal, state and local taxes and file them for you online at no cost. This option is available for those with a household income of $53,000 or less.

Option #2:  Scheduled Drop-Off Service

If you would like to save time, call us at 717.854.2244 or 888.629.4095 on or after January 20 to schedule a drop-off appointment. During the appointment an IRS-certified preparer will review your documents, verify your identity and retain your tax documents for preparation.  After we have completed your return, we will contact you to set a time for you to review and sign your return with a tax preparer.

Option #3:  Online Tax Preparation and Filing

Visit www.myfreetaxes.com/VITAYork to complete and file your tax return for free any time of the day or night. This option is available to all taxpayers; however, filing is free for those with a household income of $60,000 or less. For those whose income exceeds this amount, electronic filing of your state and federal tax returns is available for a cost less than other well-known tax preparation providers.

To schedule an appointment please call 717.854.2244 or (toll-free) 888.629.4095 
Monday – Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
To file online visit www.myfreetaxes.com/VITAYork.