Pittsfield: VITA program offers free tax preparation

Feb 7, 2017

As reported by The Berkshire Eagle:

Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity and Berkshire Community Action Council, with support from Berkshire United Way, will offer free filing of 2016 federal and state income taxes through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, now through Sunday, April 16.

Community members with a household income of $54,000 or less are eligible to have their taxes filed for free by IRS-certified VITA volunteers.

Residents with a household income of $62,000 or less may also elect to complete their taxes online at Habitat’s offices, 314 Columbus Ave.

The VITA program helps individuals build financial stability by ensuring those who qualify receive the earned income tax credit.

Free tax preparation is available at Habitat, 314 Columbus Ave., and BCAC, 1531 East St.

To make an appointment, call 413-442-0002. Residents may also make an appointment to complete back taxes from 2012-2015.

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