Berkshire United Way has expanded the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program this year to several new locations. Community members with a household income of $54,000 or less are eligible for free tax preparation by IRS-certified VITA volunteers.
Berkshire United Way currently supports the VITA program with staff, volunteers and funding to community partners including Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity and the Hilltown Community Development Corporation (Hilltown CDC). VITA helps individuals build financial stability by ensuring those who qualify receive the earned income tax credit.
Since Berkshire United Way began investing in VITA services, millions in additional dollars have been returned to working families in Berkshire County. Last year alone, VITA resulted in over $1.7 million being returned to local individuals and families which could then be invested in our community.
To make an appointment for free tax prep, please call the numbers below:
Berkshire United Way - Great Barrington and Lee - 413-442-6948
Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity - Pittsfield - 413-442-0002
Hilltown CDC - Dalton and the Hilltowns - 413-296-4536 x100
Residents with a household income in excess of $54,000, but less than $66,000, may complete their taxes for free online at MyFreeTaxes.com.