Volunteer Income Tax Assistance


SEVCA and Granite United Way help Vermonters keep more of their hard-earned income through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.

The purpose of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA) is to educate taxpayers about available tax credits so that low- to moderate-income Vermonters can keep more of their income. The VITA program recruits, trains, and certifies community volunteers who provide free assistance in preparing tax returns. The volunteers can also provide information about financial literacy and asset accumulation. The program encourages families and individuals to use a portion of their tax returns to begin a savings account.

The IRS estimates that 20% of the taxpayers that qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit do not claim the credit. Some of the tax credits that can reduce your taxes and increase your refund include:

  • Earned Income Credittaxes2

  • Child and Dependent Care Credit

  • Retirement Savings Contribution

  • Education Credit

  • Vermont property tax adjustment

2013.EITC   SEVCA's VITA program is available to income-eligible residents of Windham and Windsor counties starting January 31 through the second week of April.

   Check back in early January for details on how to make an appointment for our 2018 tax season. We are currently looking for volunteer tax preparers. For more information, contact Leslie Wood at (802) 722-4575 ext. 199 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We are currently looking for people to serve as VITA volunteers! Click HERE to find out more.





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