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Southeastern Vermont Community Action (SEVCA) is once again offering free tax assistance via the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA). This year in-person services will be provided at eight locations in Windsor and Windham counties. New and revived VITA locations include sites at the Old Firehouse in Wilmington, the Winston Prouty campus in Brattleboro, the Springfield Town Library, the Ludlow Community Center,
Townshend Town Hall and St Paul’s Episcopal Church in White River Junction. Appointments and drop-off services can also be found at SEVCA’s main office in Westminster, the Springfield Library and the Windsor Resource Center.
In-person services are preferred by people using VITA and are preferred by volunteer preparers. Strasser reports “Most people are interested in learning about their taxes, and for the volunteers this educational process is so rewarding. It is a lot easier to do this when working together on a return.” VITA services are available to people who generally make $64,000 or less; persons with disabilities; and limited English-speaking taxpayers.
“I’m thrilled that we’re able to offer in person services again and that we’re expanding the number of VITA locations. We want to make this program as easy for people to access as possible” reported newly appointed SEVCA Executive Director Joshua Davis. “Emily has done a tremendous job getting us ready to support as many people as possible, maximizing their tax return through the VITA program”
If you are interested in having your taxes prepared by a VITA volunteer, more information about VITA locations and how to make an appointment can be found at www.sevca.org or call our direct line to the VITA program at 1-802-428-3032