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  • Federal and MA State tax deadlines have been extended to July 15, 2020.
  • Agency VITA sites are operating remotely.  Please call the VITA site or visit their website for more information.

If you need help preparing and filing your taxes, please consider working with us at a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance site.  We help thousands of people living with low incomes each year access tax credits that can add up to over $7,500.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $56,000 or less, 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 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.

Find my Community Action Agency VITA Site

Use the agency lookup directory to find VITA services in your area.

Am I eligible?

Eligibility is based mostly on income.   The eligibility for the EITC is as follows:

Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Eligibility

If your family has:and You earned less than:MA maximum credit:Federal maximum credit:
No Qualifying Children$15,570$159$529
One Qualifying Child$41,094$1,058$3,526
Two Qualifying Children$46,70 $1,748 $5,828
Three or more Qualifying Children$50,162 $1,967 $6,557

Save Your Refund

Ask your VITA Site Tax Preparer about ways to set up to save all or part of your refund.
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More Resources

Healthy Families EITC Coalition VITA Statewide Fact Sheet
MASSCAP VITA Network Business Fact Sheet
What to Bring to Your VITA Appointment
Healthy Families EITC Coalition
IRS Information & Tools
Boston Tax Help Coalition

List of Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) Agencies

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Action for Boston Community Development, Inc. (ABCD)Boston, Brookline, Everett, Malden, Medford, Melrose, Newton, North Reading, Reading, West Roxbury, 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) 445-4503
Cambridge Economic Opportunity Committee, Inc. (CEOC)Cambridge,(617) 868-2900
Citizens for Citizens, Inc. (CFC)Attleboro, Berkley, Dighton, Fall River, Freetown, Lakeville, Rehoboth, 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
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) 774-2318
Community Action Programs Inter-City, Inc. (CAPIC)Chelsea, Melrose, Revere, Wakefield, Winthrop,(617) 884-6130
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) 459-0551
Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, Inc. (GLCAC)Andover, Lawrence, Methuen, North Andover, North Reading, Reading,(978) 681-4900
LEO, Inc. (LEO)Lynn, Lynnfield, Marblehead, Nahant, Saugus, Swampscott, Wakefield,(781) 581-7220
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,(978) 531-0767
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) 479-8181
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) 588-0447
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,508-872-4853
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
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) 552-1554
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) 754-1176