Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) will again be offered for Berkshire County residents. Community members with a household income of $55,000 or less are eligible for free tax preparation by IRS-certified VITA volunteers.
Berkshire United Way currently supports the VITA program through volunteers and funding at community partner Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity. VITA puts money back in the pockets of local residents by ensuring those who qualify receive the earned income tax credit. VITA services are also being offered through Berkshire Community Action Council Inc. (BCAC).
Since Berkshire United Way began investing in VITA services, millions in additional dollars have been returned to working families in the Berkshires. Last year, VITA volunteers at Central Berkshire Habitat helped with 680 returns resulting in $1.1 million back into the hands of tax filers.
To make an appointment for free tax prep, please call one of the numbers below:
- Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity – 413-442-3184 or 413-442-3181
- BCAC-Pittsfield – 413-418-3685
- BCAC-North Adams – 413-663-3014
Residents with a household income in excess of $55,000, but less than $66,000, may complete their taxes for free online at MyFreeTaxes.com.