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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program


CAI participates in the IRS sponsored VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Program which offers free tax help to low-to moderate-income people (generally $53,000 and below) . IRS certified volunteers receive training to help prepare basic and intermediate tax returns for those unable to do so themselves.


CAI's VITA site is located at 3 Washington Square in Haverhill. Free tax preparation, for those who qualify, is available starting in January extending through mid April. Massachusetts tax returns are prepared simultaneously. Returns are reviewed by a qualified coordinator and electronically filed.




CAI will again offer free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) for area residents who need help preparing their 2014 federal and/or state tax returns. Evening and Saturday appointments will be available through April 15th. VITA will be available in Haverhill on Tues. and Wed. evenings and Sat. mornings at 3 Washington Sq. 1st floor. Appointments are required. The VITA tax preparation service is available to low to moderate income earners. For more information or to set up an appointment, please call 978-373-1971 or visit http://www.communityactioninc.org/index.php/vita/request-free-tax-appointment


Put the Earned Income Tax Credit to Work for You

Did you know you could be eligible to get more money back from the IRS as much as $6,143? If you earned less than $53,000 from wages, self-employment, or farming last year, you may be eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit - or EITC. You may be eligible for more if your state also offers EITC.


EITC can be a benefit for working people like you, your family and community. You may be among the millions who will qualify for the first time because your financial, marital or parental status changed in 2014.


EITC eligibility is based on several factors, including the amount of earned and other types of income, or combined income if married and whether you have one or more qualifying children. Workers without children may also qualify.


You must file and claim the credit to get it. To find out if you are qualified to receive Earned Income Tax Credit, use the online EITC Assistant on www.irs.gov to estimate the amount of credit you are entitled to claim.


Get free help preparing your EITC tax return. The IRS offers several free options to claim EITC, such as FreeFile and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance. FreeFile allows you to prepare and e-file your own tax return. The CAI VITA site also offers free help preparing EITC tax returns. Contact CAI at 978-373-1971 or call the IRS at 1-800-906-9887. You worked and earned it. Now put The Earned Income Tax Credit to work for you. Visit www.irs.gov/eitc to learn more about EITC.





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Volunteer for the VITA Program

If you would like to become a Volunteer Tax Counselor for this program, please complete a volunteer application and return to address below. No experience is necessary, training is provided from early November through mid January.

Download Volunteer Application

Attn: VITA Program
Community Action, Inc.
3 Washington Square
Haverhill, MA 01830

Questions, please contact:
Marge Hooper