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 more than 950 income tax forms at various sites throughout the community and via drop-off format in 2020. Over $1,725,000 was brought back into the Pueblo community through refunds and an estimated $136,500 was realized in preparation savings to the taxpayers. The upcoming season will be the 15th 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.
Simple federal and state returns can be completed and filed for free through www.myfreetaxes.com.
For more information on the Pueblo VITA Program,
call Program Coordinator Judith Boudreaux at 719-296-8768
Interested in being a VITA preparer or volunteer? Submit your information below.
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.