Community Action's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) is a free program for low- to moderate-income working families to make them aware of Federal and Michigan tax credits, and to assist them in receiving their credits and refunds without fees or interest.
Community Action ’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is preparing for another season of giving free help to low- to moderate-income people filing their Federal and Michigan income taxes. For families living on tight budgets, it is now more important than ever to have access to free tax services and the opportunity to take advantage of tax benefits, like the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), while avoiding high fees charged by paid preparers and refund anticipation loans. The EITC and other tax credits have helped millions of Americans make the transition from public assistance to economic independence. For more information on the EITC, please visit www.youearnedit.org.
Earned housedhold income under $51,000? Community Action's VITA Program offers FREE income tax preparation!
For more information about a VITA site in your community or to schedule an appointment call (877) 422-2726.
TAXPAYERS CHECKLIST--documents to bring to your VITA appointment
Community Action VITA training is FREE! Volunteer positions include; tax preparer, greeter and quality control. Each volunteer tax preparer receives free tax and software training from the IRS. They earn their certification through a series of open-book tests. Volunteer training will be scheduled during December and January and volunteers will need to be available mid-January through mid-April. For more information, please call (877) 422-2726 ext. 378.