HELP YOUR NEIGHBORS SAVE THEIR DOLLARS
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program is a national program sponsored by the IRS. Each tax season, VITA volunteers all over the country prepare federal and state tax returns for low-income families – those making $54,000 and less in 2016 – in public libraries and community centers, and on college campuses. With the help of local governments, libraries, and community and faith based organizations, VITA is implemented in the Northern Virginia area throughout Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier and Prince William Counties. Together, we make up a coalition called NVACASH – the Northern Virginia Coalition for Creating Assets, Savings and Hope.
With the help of more than 250 dedicated and trained volunteers, staffing 17 VITA sites and seven Facilitated Self Assistance (FSA) sites, 5,886 low-income families saved more than $1.1 million in professional filing fees, and prepared and filed their 2015 tax returns receiving more than $9.6 million in refunds. An average of $1,416 was awarded back to those families who qualified for the Child Tax Credit (CTC) and the average Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) recipient received $2,097.
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