Pueblo VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Program
The 2019 Tax Season is Almost Upon Us!
VITA is a program of the IRS, developed more than 40 years ago as a means for income taxpayers to have their tax forms prepared free of charge. The goal of the program is to move people towards greater economic self-sufficiency and away from safety net services that are used during crisis situations. The Pueblo VITA Program provides free tax preparation and filing for individuals and families with a household income of $55,000 or less. In addition to providing free tax prep, VITA works to ensure everyone in the community receives all of the tax credits and deductions that they are eligible for.
The Pueblo VITA Program processed 1,250 income tax forms at various sites throughout the community in 2018. A staggering $1,808,000 was brought back into the Pueblo community through refunds and an estimated $125,000 was realized in preparation savings to the taxpayers. The upcoming season will be the tenth year of service to the community at sites located throughout Pueblo County. Pueblo VITA Program emphasizes the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Care Tax Credit, the Tax Credit for the Elderly (TCE) as well as tuition and other key credits.
Be A VITA Volunteer
Volunteers are being recruited for the upcoming tax season's Pueblo Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program. Volunteers serve as tax preparers, interviewers, as quality controllers or as greeters. Learn more details here.
Interested in being a VITA preparer or volunteer? Submit a contact form here!
For more information on the Pueblo VITA Program, call Program Manager Judith Boudreaux at 719-296-8768.