United Way of Central Massachusetts, part of the Worcester Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Coalition, is excited to announce that the 2013 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites are scheduled to open starting at the end of January (site list and details attached). The VITA sites provide low- to middle- income working families in central Massachusetts with free tax preparation assistance.
The EITC is a federal tax refund for eligible working individuals and households. Through the EITC Coalition, United Way of Central Massachusetts is making this tax credit more accessible to those who need it most. Workers who qualify for the EITC and file an income tax return can receive a refund, even if they had no income tax liability for the given year.
2013 VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE SITES
All sites by appointment only.
1. Main South Community Development Corporation, 875 Main Street, Worcester, MA, Phone: 508-752-6181
Opening Day: Monday, January 28, 2013. NEW Hours of Operation: Tuesday and Wednesday 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. with last appointment at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. with last appointment at 1:30 p.m. WALK-INS WELCOME. Types of returns: simple only.
2. Plumley Village, 16 Laurel Street, Worcester, MA, Phone: 508-770-0508
Opening Day: Saturday, February 2, 2013. Hours of Operation: Tuesday 4:00 – 7:00 with last appointment at 6:30 p.m.; Thursday 4:00 – 6:00 with last appointment at 5:30 p.m.; and Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. with last appointment at 2:30 p.m. Types of returns: simple only.
3. Worcester Community Action Council, 484 Main Street, Room 203, Worcester, MA, Phone: 508-754-1186 x 234
Opening Day: Monday, January 28, 2013. Hours of Operation: Monday through Wednesday 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. with last appointment at 6:00 p.m.; Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. with last appointment at 12:00 noon. Types of returns: homeowners, (not rental properties), Schedule “C”, pensions, senior circuit breakers, amended returns, 1099’s, 1040’s, and student.
Opening Day: Monday, February 4, 2013. Hours of Operation: Monday and Wednesday 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Types of returns: Most common individual tax issues, itemized deductions, simple self-employment. NO rental properties.