Pueblo VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Program
Both the federal government and the State of Colorado have extended the tax filing deadline to July 15, 2020.
The extended Pueblo VITA Program Drop-off ran from Monday, June 22 - Monday, July 6. For those unable to use the program during this time, there are alternatives in order to file a 2019 return.
Simple federal and state returns can be completed and filed for free through www.myfreetaxes.com.
File an extension - returns would not be due until October 15, 2020. Extensions must be sent to IRS by July 15, 2020.
Visit https://www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/extension-of-time-to-file-your-tax-return to complete and file the necessary form. Forms may also be printed and sent via mail. Please note: there may be a penalty.
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 1,412 income tax forms at various sites throughout the community in 2019. A staggering more than $1,900,000 was brought back into the Pueblo community through refunds and an estimated $141,000 was realized in preparation savings to the taxpayers. The upcoming season will be the 11th 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.