VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)

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The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free income tax preparation to low-to-moderate income individuals and families (who earn less than $51,000). The mission of the program is to help working families improve their finances and increase their self-sufficiency.

Volunteers are certified by the Internal Revenue Service to prepare and electronically file income tax forms. VITA volunteers are trained to assist clients in claiming special credits, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit.

Individuals must bring the following documents to their VITA appointment:

  • Photo identification (driver’s license or state-issued identification card) for self and spouse

  • Social security cards for self, spouse and dependents

  • Birth dates for self, spouse and dependents

  • Wage and earning statement(s) (Form W-2, 1099, unemployment statements) from all employers for self and spouse

  • Interest and dividend statements from banks for self and spouse

  • Bank account and routing numbers for direct deposit

  • Other relevant information about income and expenses

  • Total paid for daycare, daycare provider’s address and tax identification number

  • Form 8332 or a copy of a divorce decree if you are a non-custodial parent claiming a child

  • A copy of last year’s federal and state tax returns (if available)

  • If filing jointly, both the filer and spouse must be present to sign the tax return.

Additional VITA volunteers are always needed. Watch this YouTube video to learn more about volunteering with VITA.

For more information, contact Shirley Petko at 215-368-0985 ext. 402 or spetko@fsmontco.org.  You can learn more about VITA at the IRS website.

Family Services is a member of the Montgomery County Asset Building Coalition (MCABC). Visit the MCABC website to learn more about the coalition and to find VITA preparation sites throughout Montgomery County.

Program Information
Service Location: 
Office-based
Service Location: 
Community-based
Geographic Region Served: 
Greater Pottstown Area
Eligibility
Income: 
Low Income
Program Cost
Cost: 
Free

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