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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

Tax season can be very stressful for those who are struggling. Finding someone to complete and file taxes reliably, at a fair cost, can be hard. And the idea of sorting through personal finances when money is tight can add a high level of stress. Of course, avoiding filing could lead to some negative consequences:

  • Missing out on much-needed (and deserved) tax refunds
  • Penalties or fines

CEO wants to make it as easy as possible for you to file your tax returns. That is why CEO offers the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, which provides free tax help to working families who cannot prepare their own tax returns.

VITA’s volunteers are trained to complete your tax return accurately, accessing credits like the Earned Income Tax Credit. The VITA program can complete both Federal and State tax returns and is able to e-file for a faster refund. VITA workers can also link you with banking resources and financial education. The program collaborated with United Way and the CASH Coalition.

Eligibility Requirements:

To be eligible for VITA services, in 2017:

  • Your household income was less than $54,000
  • You worked in New York State
  • You did not receive income from rental property
  • You did not receive military pay
  • You did not sell a house, stocks, bonds or other financial assets
  • And, if you are self-employed, you did not have any employees or inventor/depreciation/ business expenses worth more than $5,000

Contact Us:

For more information on the VITA program, please contact:

Renata Gwozdz, Community Services Manager
Phone: (518) 272-6012 ext. 242

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

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Office Location: Community Resource Center

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