VITA, a Program of the Financial Education Center

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

Why pay to have someone do your taxes when CTI will do them for free? VITA is offered to low-income individuals, and families who qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit. Appointments are scheduled on Wednesday nights (Feb 7 through April 11, 5pm-8pm) and Saturday mornings (Feb 3 through April 14, 9am-12Noon) during tax season. Available by APPOINTMENT ONLY. We will start scheduling appointments on Tuesday, January 16th, 2018. Please call to learn more: 978.654.5676.

VITA Tax Flyer – Includes 2018 Schedule for 2017 Tax Season

EITC Client Flyer – Important Announcement: 2016 Refund Delay Notice UPDATE COMING SOON

Important Announcement for Taxpayers who file for the Earned Income Credit 2016

“The IRS reminds taxpayers that a new law requires the IRS to hold refunds claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Additional Child Tax Credit (ACTC) until Feb. 15. In addition, the IRS wants taxpayers to be aware it will take several days for these refunds to be released and processed through financial institutions. Factoring in weekends and the President’s Day holiday, the IRS cautions that many affected taxpayers may not have actual access to their refunds until the week of Feb. 27.”

This means that wherever you have your tax return prepared, either with Community Teamwork or a private preparer, the same federal rule applies.  The IRS will hold all EITC refunds until Feb. 15th no matter where they originated from.

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