VITA: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

tax 1040VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)

The VITA program has assisted residents in calculating and filing their income taxes for over 15 years. Volunteers are now available to help all year around, not just in the first four months of the year. In the months after April 15, Coordinator Bob Baker and other volunteers can help with estimated taxes, tax filing extensions, and returns that are being filed under extension.

The library is looking for new volunteers for 2015 so that the number of residents served can grow. Training for the VITA volunteers takes place in January. Public appointments are scheduled starting in mid-February.

Becoming a VITA volunteer is easy and rewarding, but does require a time commitment of approximately three to four hours a week during tax season (February through April 15). For details on joining this special group of volunteers, contact Madelyn English at 908-766-0118.