Save On Your Taxes
The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and other tax credits could make all the difference if you are trying to pay your utilities, feed your family and make your rent each month.
The amount the EITC is worth varies depending on family size and filing status. Even if you aren’t required to file a tax return or don’t owe taxes, you may still qualify for the EITC. Volunteer tax preparers will help determine if you qualify.
Free Tax Assistance
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If you are a qualifying individual making less than $49,000/year, you can have your taxes prepared and filed for free at the nearest Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site. Having your taxes prepared at a VITA site will allow you to avoid fees and other costly tax preparation services. To locate your nearest VITA site, call (800) 829-1040.
Through our involvement with VITA sites, Goodwills are able to provide additional tools to help families invest in their economic futures. We provide services, such as affordable account options through banks and credit unions, financial education programs, Individual Development Accounts and access to credit reports, to name just a few.
Tax Services for Seniors and Armed Services Personnel
If you’re over the age of 60, the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Program can provide you free tax assistance as well. For more information, call (800) 829-1040 or email email@example.com. You can locate your nearest AARP Tax-Aide site by calling (888) 227-7669.
Men and women in the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard may utilize the Armed Forces Tax Council to help complete their taxes. For more information, visit the Military OneSource Tax Filing Services.
Interested in Helping Others?
If you’re interested in volunteering at a tax site, contact your local EITC partner site.