Pueblo VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Program
Pueblo Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program to Host Special Tax Prep Event for 2015, 2016, 2017 Taxes
What: Pueblo VITA Special Tax Preparation Event for 2015, 2016, and 2017 Taxes
When: Friday, April 27, 2018
9:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Rawlings Library
100 E. Abriendo Ave., Pueblo, CO 81004
3rd Floor Training Room
Pueblo Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program, a financial stability program of United Way of Pueblo County, will host a special tax preparation session on Friday, April 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rawlings Library. The session will provide free tax preparation for tax years 2015, 2016, and 2017. The service is open to qualifying families and individuals with an annual household income of $55,000 or below.
IRS-Certified volunteers will prepare and e-file both federal and state income tax returns. No appointments are necessary, individuals will be served on a first-come-first served basis.
Taxpayers should bring all income information, including W-2s, 1099s, mortgage and child care documentation necessary for all deductions and any additional pertinent information for the tax year they will be filing. Taxpayers who choose to have refunds direct deposited will need to supply bank account and routing information. In addition, all taxpayers must have a social security. See documentation requirements below for additional information.
The 2018 Tax Season is 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.
Last tax season, the Pueblo VITA program processed 1,250 income tax forms at various sites throughout the community. 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.