Tax Assistance from the United Way

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Tax assistance from the United Way is available and is described this way:

For thousands of households across our region, accessing the right resources during tax season is critical in obtaining a full tax refund. The simple truth is that when taxes are done right, the result could mean valuable tax credits and refunds that go a long way in a family’s annual budget.

According to the IRS, approximately 20% of residents do not claim one of the biggest boosters to family incomes – the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), a refundable credit that can amount to as much as $6,269 per qualifying family--simply because they are unaware of their eligibility, or do not file their taxes.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Through our Impact Fund, United Way helps to mobilize our regional volunteer force through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, an IRS-supported tax preparation service through which trained volunteers prepare taxes at no cost for qualifying individuals and families. Learn if you quality for VITA, what to bring with you to the tax site and the eligibility requirements for EITC. Find local United Way VITA sites in New Jersey and tax sites in Philadelphia, Montgomery and Delaware Counties. United Way can also help individuals making under $62,000 file their taxes for free online.

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