The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is an IRS program designed to help low and moderate-income taxpayers complete their annual tax returns at no cost and take advantage of the Earned Income Tax Credit. Every year, beginning in December and continuing until mid-January, certified student volunteers receive training from the IRS to help prepare basic tax returns.
The F&M VITA site partners with United Way of Lancaster County which coordinates with other VITA sites throughout the County with the help of the Lancaster County Money In Your Pocket Coalition. The F&M VITA site has been operating since 2009.
Beginning in mid-January, local taxpayers can get appointments through United Way. They provide free information and explain what paperwork and forms you need in order to make an appointment to have your taxes done at one of the Lancaster Co. VITA sites.
There are two types of volunteer needs at F&M's VITA site
To learn more about how you can become a student VITA tax preparer, please contact: '15, the Ware intern coordinating the student VITA training program for 2013. Please contact Elana if you are interested in training to becoming an F&M student VITA assistant during tax season. VITA is supported by United Way of Lancaster Co.