Free Tax Preparation Help in Massachusetts

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  • Federal Tax Deadline is April 18, 2023.
  • MA Tax Deadline is April 18, 2023.
  • Agency VITA sites will operate with a combination of in person, remote and drop off as well as online procedures to keep everyone safe while optimizing service.
  • Agency VITA sites are working with both those who have not filed in the past and taxpayers to access the recovery rebate credit.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $60,000 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.

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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 $60,000 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 virtually with support, visit our GetYourRefund site.

There are a number of other free tax filing tools available.  Click here to learn more.

Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Eligibility

Tax Year 2022

Filing JointlySingle, Head of Household, Widowed or Married Filing Separately
If your family has:and You earned less than:MA maximum credit:Federal maximum credit:and You earned less than:MA maximum credit:Federal maximum credit:
No Qualifying Children$22,610$168$560$16,480$168$560
One Qualifying Child$49,622$1,120$3,733$43,492$1,120$3,733
Two Qualifying Children$55,529$1,849$6,164$49,399$1,849$6,164
Three or more Qualifying Children$59,187$2,081$6,935$53,057$2,081$6,935

Where Should I Apply?

Find 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, Stoneham, Winchester, Woburn,(617) 357-6000
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,413-418-3685
Cambridge Economic Opportunity Committee, Inc. (CEOC)Cambridge,617-868-2900 x333
Citizens for Citizens, Inc. (CFC)Attleboro, Berkley, Dighton, Fall River, Freetown, Lakeville, Rehoboth, Seekonk, Somerset, Swansea, Taunton, Westport,(508) 679-0041
Community Action Agency of Somerville, Inc. (CAAS)Cambridge, Somerville,(617) 623-7370
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 200
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, Ludlow, 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
Community Action Programs Inter-City, Inc. (CAPIC)Chelsea, Melrose, Revere, Wakefield, Winthrop,617-884-6130, ext. 1116
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,978-941-3702
Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, Inc. (GLCAC)Andover, Lawrence, Methuen, North Andover, North Reading, Reading,978-620-4752
LEO, Inc. (LEO)Lynn, Lynnfield, Marblehead, Nahant, Saugus, Swampscott, Wakefield,781.309. 5638
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,978-345-7040
North Shore Community Action Program, Inc. (NSCAP)Beverly, Danvers, Marblehead, Middleton, Peabody, Salem, Topsfield,Through Beverly Bootstraps 978-927-1561
People Acting in Community Endeavors, Inc. (PACE)Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Marion, Mattapoisett, New Bedford, Rochester,508-999-9920
Quincy Community Action Programs, Inc. (QCAP)Braintree, Hull, Milton, Quincy, Weymouth,617-657-5345
Self-Help, Inc. (SHI)Abington, Attleboro, Avon, Bridgewater, Brockton, Canton, Dedham, Easton, Foxborough, Franklin, Hanson, Holbrook, Mansfield, Middleborough, Needham, Norfolk, North Attleboro, Norton, Norwood, Plainville, Randolph, Raynham, Stoughton, West Bridgewater, Westwood, Whitman, Wrentham,508-591-5479
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,508-620-2311
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) 747-7575
Springfield Partners for Community Action, Inc. (SPCA)Springfield,413.263.6500 x 6001
Valley Opportunity Council, Inc. (VOC)Agawam, Ashby, Blandford, Brimfield, Chester, Chicopee, East Longmeadow, Granby, Granville, Hampden, Holland, Holyoke, Longmeadow, Ludlow, Monson, Montgomery, Palmer, Russell, South Hadley, Southwick, Springfield, Tolland, Wales, West Springfield, Westfield, Wilbraham,(413) 612-0206
Worcester Community Action Council, Inc. (WCAC)Auburn, Boylston, Brimfield, Brookfield, Charlton, Clinton, Douglas, Dudley, East Brookfield, Grafton, Granville, Hardwick, Holden, Holland, Hopedale, 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) 754-1176

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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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