Good News for SEVCA’s VITA Program!
SEVCA’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program was recognized by the national SaveYourRefund Team as a Savings Champion for going above and beyond to promote tax-time saving during the 2019 tax season. The organization stated, “Thanks to your commitment to encouraging taxpayers to save and enter SaveYourRefund, nearly 3,000 tax filers entered SaveYourRefund and saved $2.4 million during the 2019 tax season.” Congratulations to Leslie Wood and all of SEVCA’s dedicated VITA Volunteers.
FREE TAX ASSISTANCE THROUGH VITA WILL BE AVAILABLE STARTING IN JANUARY 2020. PLEASE CHECK BACK.
Information from 2019 Tax Season:
Income-eligible Winsor and Windham County residents can now schedule an appointment for free tax preparation assistance through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, offered by SEVCA in collaboration with Granite United Way. SEVCA has experienced IRS-certified volunteers trained and ready to prepare tax returns for area taxpayers with household income up to $54,000. Appointments are available on select dates in Westminster, White River Junction, and Windsor starting January 28 and continuing through the second week of April. Residents of nearby communities in New Hampshire may also make appointments at these sites.
SEVCA will provide free tax assistance by appointment only at the following locations:
· SEVCA’s main office in Westminster on Tuesdays (8:45 am – 4 pm)
· St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in White River Junction on Mondays (10:45 am – 7:30 pm)
· Windsor Resource Connection Center on select Thursdays (9 am – 3:30 pm)
VITA volunteers can help with special credits, such as the Earned Income Tax and the Affordable Care Act’s Premium Tax Credits. They also prepare state income tax returns, Homestead Declarations for property tax adjustments, and Renter’s Rebate claims. In addition to free tax return assistance, VITA sites offer free electronic filing. Individuals taking advantage of the e-file program receive their refunds in half the time compared to returns filed on paper — even faster, when tax refunds are deposited directly into a bank account.
Appointments will fill up quickly, so taxpayers are urged to make an appointment as soon as possible. Appointments in Westminster can be made by calling 800-464-9951. For appointments at White River Junction or Windsor locations, call 866-444-4211 (or simply 2-1-1 from a NH phone), or use the online scheduling system at http://nhtaxhelp.org/ (go to “Schedule an appointment now,” navigate to the White River Junction or Windsor site listing, and click on an available date and time). Be sure to provide your contact information, including address, email, and phone number so you can be notified in case of weather cancellations.