It’s once again time to file your annual income tax return. However, don’t pay to have your taxes prepared – go to a VITA site instead! The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) programs provide FREE income tax preparation for individuals and families who make less than $53,000 per year. These sites operate between February and mid-April at sites all over North Carolina. Inside this brochure is a list of sites that may be near you. If you do not live near any of these sites, call 1-800-906-9887 for a site closer to you.
Most sites also offer FREE electronic filing allowing you to get your refund within a few days to a few weeks. Don’t spend hundreds of dollars in fees for filing your tax return or getting an “instant refund” through a refund anticipation loan offered by many private tax preparation sites. Visit a VITA site and take advantage of their free services.
Even if you are not required to file a tax return, you should consider doing so. You may qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit* or the Child Tax Credit, each of which could be worth thousands of dollars this year!
Learn more about local VITA sites in Mecklenburg Couty and the surrounding counties below.
* You do NOT have to have children to qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit.
Flyers courtesy of Community Link.