The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people with individual/household incomes of less than $54,000 a year, who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns.
Through this free service, volunteers help qualified individuals obtain refunds up to $6,044. In 2017, the VITA program in Berkshire County resulted in over $1.7 million of additional funds circulating in our community!
Berkshire United Way will offer VITA services at two new South County locations this coming tax season - Berkshire South Regional Community Center and Community Health Programs (CHP) in Great Barrington. We are currently seeking volunteers for a number of roles, so that we can serve as many people in South County as possible through this program.
I invite you to email me at email@example.com or give me a call at 413.442.6948 x32, if you are interested in sharing your time and talent to build a stronger community here in the Berkshires by helping hard working families.
If you’re interested in helping, but don’t live or work in South County, our community partners are coordinating additional VITA sites throughout the county and are looking for volunteers: Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity, Hilltown CDC, Northern Berkshire United Way, Berkshire Community Action Council, and Williams College.
I look forward to hearing from you!
Program Manager, Community Impact