Income Tax Preparation

Money talks! Have you heard?

income tax checkBlue Water Community Action provides Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) for low income families January 18 through April 18. Certified VITA volunteers will be preparing free Federal and State tax return preparation for eligible families and individuals with incomes averaging up to $55,000 based on household size. The returns are prepared using Internal Revenue Service approved online tax return preparation software and are also e-filed FREE OF CHARGE. VITA volunteers at BWCA will be able to help eligible households prepare 1040EZ, 1040A and 1040 returns without itemizations.

Families with children ages 17 and younger may be eligible to claim Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC). These credits could boost household yearly incomes by as much as $6804. Families using the free VITA tax preparation services could save over $250 in fees. KEEP ALL OF YOUR REFUND AND GET YOUR TAXES PREPARED AND E-FILED FREE OF CHARGE!

Low income families and individuals are encouraged to call BWCA with any questions about VITA, EITC and CTC or to make an appointment. A VITA volunteer will help you make your appointment and give you information on what documents and information you will need to have with you when you come for your FREE VITA tax preparation appointment.

Individuals who feel comfortable filing their own taxes without BWCA assistance can file for free at: http://www.myfreetaxes.com/