Through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, IRS-certified volunteers prepare taxes and specifically look for tax credits the household may be eligible for, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit (CTC), Circuit Breaker Tax Credit, and others. Utilizing the free tax preparation services allows families to retain their full refund, avoiding typical preparation fees which can often cost hundreds of dollars.
WCAC encourages parents who haven’t yet filed their taxes to do so, or to utilize the IRS non-filer tool in order to access the new Child Tax Credit monthly payments starting July 15th.
PLEASE NOTE: VITA is a seasonal program and WCAC is not currently accepting new applications for tax help. We recommend using free tax software available via the IRS at WWW. IRS.GOV/FREEFILE