Free Tax Preparation Help in Massachusetts

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IMPORTANT UPDATE

  • Agency VITA sites are operating with a combination of remote and drop off procedures to keep everyone safe while optimizing service.
  • Agency VITA sites are working with both taxpayers and those who have not filed in the past to access the recovery rebate credit.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $57,000 or less, including persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.

VITA sites help thousands of people living with low incomes each year access tax credits that can add up to over $8,000.

VITA volunteers are trained to access the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and other tax credits to allow taxpayers to pay bills, cover essential needs (rent, utilities, food, etc.), save and plan for the future.  Community Action Agency VITA sites also are able to link taxpayers to other critical services that strengthen families.

Learn more about how VITA changes lives.

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What is VITA?

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program not only provides free tax preparation and access to the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and other tax credits to low-income taxpayers allowing them to pay bills, cover essential needs such as rent, save, and plan for the future, but also links them to other critical services strengthening families and the local economy.

Who can Apply?

Eligibility is mostly based on income.  As a guide, taxpayers who generally earn $57,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English-speaking taxpayers are eligible.

We know everyone’s circumstances are different.  Contact your local VITA site for more information.

Can I file on my own?

If you would like to file on your own, there are a number of free tax filing tools available.  Click here to learn more.

Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Eligibility

Tax Year 2020

If your family has:and You earned less than:MA maximum credit:Federal maximum credit:
No Qualifying Children$21,710$161$699
One Qualifying Child$47,646$1,075$4,659
Two Qualifying Children$53,330 $1,776 $7,696
Three or more Qualifying Children$56,844 $1,998 $8,658

Where Should I Apply?

At the VITA Agency in your Area Free Tax Prep in Massachusetts ()

NameCityPhone NumberWebsite
Action for Boston Community Development, Inc. (ABCD)Boston, Brookline, Everett, Malden, Medford, Melrose, Newton, North Reading, Reading, West Roxbury, Winchester, Woburn,(617) 357-6000https://bostonabcd.org/service/tax-assistance/
Berkshire Community Action Council, Inc. (BCAC)Adams, Alford, Becket, Cheshire, Clarksburg, Dalton, Egremont, Florida, Great Barrington, Hancock, Hinsdale, Lanesborough, Lee, Lenox, Monterey, Mount Washington, New Ashford, New Marlborough, North Adams, Otis, Peru, Pittsfield, Richmond, Sandisfield, Savoy, Sheffield, Stockbridge, Tyringham, Washington, West Stockbridge, Williamstown, Windsor,413-418-3685https://bcacinc.org/vita-2/
Cambridge Economic Opportunity Committee, Inc. (CEOC)Cambridge,617-868-2900 x333http://ceoccambridge.org/services/free-tax-preparation/
Citizens for Citizens, Inc. (CFC)Attleboro, Berkley, Dighton, Fall River, Freetown, Lakeville, Rehoboth, Somerset, Swansea, Taunton, Westport,(508) 679-0041http://cfcinc.org/programs/tax-preparation/
Community Action Agency of Somerville, Inc. (CAAS)Cambridge, Somerville,(617) 623-7370https://www.caasomerville.org/free-tax-preparation
Community Action Committee of Cape Cod & Islands (CACCI)Barnstable, Bourne, Brewster, Charlton, Dennis, Edgartown, Falmouth, Gay Head, Gosnold, Harwich, Hyannis, Mashpee, Nantucket, Oak Bluffs, Provincetown, Sandwich, Tisbury, Truro, Vineyard Haven, Wareham, Yarmouth,508-771-1727 ext 200http://www.cacci.cc/income-tax-assistance.html
Community Action Pioneer Valley (CAPV)Agawam, Amherst, Ashfield, Athol, Belchertown, Bernardston, Blandford, Buckland, Chester, Chesterfield, Colrain, Conway, Cummington, Easthampton, Erving, Gill, Goshen, Granby, Granville, Greenfield, Hadley, Heath, Huntington, Leverett, Leyden, Ludow, Middlefield, Monroe, Montague, Montgomery, Northampton, Northfield, Orange, Petersham, Phillipston, Plainfield, Rowe, Royalston, Russell, Shelburne, South Hadley, Southampton, Southwick, Sunderland, Tolland, Ware, Wendell, West Springfield, Westfield, Westhampton, Whately, Williamsburg,413-376-1136 https://www.communityaction.us/freetaxassistance
Community Action Programs Inter-City, Inc. (CAPIC)Chelsea, Melrose, Revere, Wakefield, Winthrop,617-884-6130, ext. 1116http://www.capicinc.org/Eng/E_TaxPrep.html
Community Teamwork, Inc. (CTI)Acton, Amesbury, Andover, Arlington, Ashby, Ayer, Bedford, Belmont, Beverly, Billerica, Boxford, Burlington, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Danvers, Dracut, Dunstable, Essex, Everett, Georgetown, Gloucester, Groton, Groveland, Hamilton, Haverhill, Ipswich, Lawrence, Lexington, Littleton, Lowell, Lynnfield, Malden, Manchester, Marblehead, Medford, Melrose, Merrimac, Methuen, Middleton, Nahant, Newbury, Newburyport, North Andover, North Reading, Peabody, Pepperell, Reading, Rockport, Rowley, Salem, Salisbury, Saugus, Stoneham, Swampscott, Tewksbury, Topsfield, Tyngsborough, Wakefield, Waltham, Watertown, Wenham, West Newbury, Westford, Wilmington,978-941-3702https://www.commteam.org/how-we-help/finance-business/vita/
Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, Inc. (GLCAC)Andover, Lawrence, Methuen, North Andover, North Reading, Reading,978-620-4752https://www.glcac.org/departments/Volunteer-Income-Tax-Assistance-VITA.html
LEO, Inc. (LEO)Lynn, Lynnfield, Marblehead, Nahant, Saugus, Swampscott, Wakefield,781.309. 5638https://leoinc.org/services/community-services/volunteer-income-tax-assistance/
Making Opportunity Count (MOC)Ashburnham, Ashby, Athol, Ayer, Barre, Berlin, Bolton, Clinton, Fitchburg, Gardner, Groton, Hardwick, Harvard, Hubbardston, Lancaster, Leominster, Lunenburg, New Braintree, Petersham, Phillipston, Princeton, Royalston, Shirley, Sterling, Templeton, Townsend, Westminster, Winchendon,978-345-7040https://www.mocinc.org/financial-services
North Shore Community Action Program, Inc. (NSCAP)Beverly, Danvers, Marblehead, Middleton, Peabody, Salem, Topsfield,Through Beverly Bootstraps 978-927-1561https://www.beverlybootstraps.org/what-we-do/tax-preparation/
People Acting in Community Endeavors, Inc. (PACE)Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Marion, Mattapoisett, New Bedford, Rochester,508-999-9920http://paceinfo.org/programs-2/tax-preparation/
Quincy Community Action Programs, Inc. (QCAP)Braintree, Hull, Milton, Quincy, Weymouth,617-657-5345https://www.qcap.org/our-programs/financial-reach-center/volunteer-income-tax-assistance/
Self-Help, Inc. (SHI)Abington, Attleboro, Avon, Bridgewater, Brockton, Canton, Dedham, Easton, Foxborough, Franklin, Hanson, Holbrook, Middleborough, Needham, Norfolk, Norwood, Plainville, Randolph, Raynham, Stoughton, West Bridgewater, Westwood, Whitman, Wrentham,508-591-5479https://selfhelpinc.org/program-services/volunteer-income-tax-assistance-vita/
South Middlesex Opportunity Council, Inc. (SMOC)Acton, Ashland, Bellingham, Blackstone, Boxborough, Concord, Dover, Framingham, Georgetown, Grafton, Haverhill, Holliston, Hopedale, Hudson, Lincoln, Littleton, Marlborough, Maynard, Medfield, Medway, Mendon, Milford, Millbury, Millis, Natick, Northborough, Northbridge, Sherborn, Shrewsbury, Southborough, Stoneham, Stow, Sudbury, Upton, Uxbridge, Wayland, Wellesley, Weston,508-620-2311http://www.smoc.org/
South Shore Community Action Council, Inc. (SSCAC)Barnstable, Bourne, Brewster, Carver, Chatham, Chilmark, Cohasset, Dennis, Duxbury, Eastham, Falmouth, Gay Head, Gosnold, HaliFax, Hanover, Harwich, Hingham, Hull, Hyannis, Kingston, Marshfield, Mashpee, Middleborough, Nantucket, Norwell, Oak Bluffs, Orleans, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plympton, Provincetown, Sandwich, Scituate, Truro, Wareham, Wellfleet, West Tisbury, Yarmouth,(508) 747-7575http://www.sscac.org/vita/index.html
Springfield Partners for Community Action, Inc. (SPCA)Springfield,413.263.6500 x 6001http://www.springfieldpartnersinc.com/whatwedo/vita/
Valley Opportunity Council, Inc. (VOC)Agawam, Ashby, Blandford, Brimfield, Chester, Chicopee, East Longmeadow, Granby, Granville, Hampden, Holland, Holyoke, Longmeadow, Ludow, Monson, Montgomery, Palmer, Russell, South Hadley, Southwick, Springfield, Tolland, Wales, West Springfield, Westfield, Wilbraham,(413) 612-0206https://www.valleyopp.com/community-outreach/vita
Worcester Community Action Council, Inc. (WCAC)Auburn, Blackstone, Boylston, Brimfield, Brookfield, Charlton, Clinton, Douglas, Dudley, East Brookfield, Grafton, Granville, Hardwick, Holden, Holland, Hopedale, Hubbardston, Leicester, Mendon, Milford, Millbury, Millville, Monson, New Braintree, North Brookfield, Northborough, Northbridge, Oakham, Oxford, Palmer, Paxton, Rutland, Shrewsbury, Southbridge, Spencer, Sterling, Sturbridge, Sutton, Upton, Uxbridge, Wales, Warren, Webster, West Boylston, West Brookfield, Westborough, Worcester,(508) 754-1176https://www.wcac.net/vita/

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What Other Services are Available?

Community Action VITA sites help taxpayers with financial planning as well as link them to other critical services and programs the agency and/or community has available.  Key programs and services include heating help, early childhood education and care, rental assistance, access to food pantry and food programs, access to health programs, and more.

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