Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

WCAC was a 2015 VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Site for free tax preparation and electronic tax filing (E-file). This program enhances the ability of low- to moderate-income working individuals and families to file taxes and claim EITC and other returnable taxes.  Thanks to many volunteers, we were able to file returns for eligible families in Worcester during the 2015 tax season.  Check back between February and April of 2016 when new appointments will be made.


EITC Eligibility Requirements for 2015 Tax Limits:

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  • Workers raising children must be between 25 and 65
  • Child Tax Credit: Up to $1,000 for each eligible child in the home
    (this includes foster children that have lived with the family for at least 6 months)
  • Investment income cannot exceed: $3,400

What to bring to the VITA Site:

  • Proof of identification (photo ID)
  • Social Security cards for you, your spouse and dependents or a Social Security number verification letter issued by the Social Security Administration
    • An Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) assignment letter may be substituted for you, your spouse and your dependents if you do not have a Social Security number
    • Proof of foreign status, if applying for an ITIN
  • Birth dates for you, your spouse and dependents on the tax return
  • Wage and earning statements (Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R,1099-Misc) from all employers
  • Interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1099)
  • A copy of last year’s federal and state returns, if available
  • Proof of bank account routing and account numbers for direct deposit such as a blank check
  • To file taxes electronically on a married-filing-joint tax return, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms
  • Total paid for daycare provider and the daycare provider’s tax identifying number such as their Social Security number or business Employer Identification Number
  • Forms 1095-A, B or C, Affordable Health Care Statements
  • Copies of income transcripts from IRS and state, if applicable
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