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FREE TAX PREPARATION HELP IN MASSACHUSETTS

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help through IRS-certified volunteers to people who generally make $64,000 or less, including persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. 

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), Child and Family Tax Credit, and other tax credits to allow taxpayers to pay bills, cover essential needs (rent, utilities, food, etc.), save and plan for the future. 

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IMPORTANT UPDATE

Federal Tax Deadline is April 15, 2024.

MA Tax Deadline is April 17, 2024.

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.

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$24,210$240$600$17,640$240$600
One Qualifying Child$53,120$1,598$3,995$46,560$1,598$3,995
Two Qualifying Children$59,478$2,641$6,604$52,918$2,641$6,604
Three or more Qualifying Children$63,398$2,972$7,430$56,838$2,972$7,430
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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 $64,000 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.

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Can I file on my own?

If you would like to file virtually with support, visit our GetYourRefund site.

There is a new IRS Direct File pilot in store for MA – Stay tuned here for more information. 

Where Should I Apply?

Find the VITA Agency in your area

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