Through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, IRS-certified volunteers prepare taxes and specifically look for tax credits the household may be eligible for, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit (CTC), Circuit Breaker Tax Credit,  and others. Utilizing the free tax preparation services allows families to retain their full refund, avoiding typical preparation fees which can often cost hundreds of dollars.

For 2023, WCAC’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program will operate between the last week of January, and the tax deadline of April 15th.  Requests for free tax preparation by WCAC are accepted for individual taxpayers or households making $60,000 or less within Worcester and 45 surrounding towns in Central Massachusetts.  Appointments for face-to-face tax preparation with IRS-certified volunteers will be available to book by preferred time slot beginning January 1st.  Appointments will begin the last week of January and be held at WCAC’s new location at 18 Chestnut Street.  A fully online tax preparation process is also available again this season should you be unable to come in person or prefer not to.

Click button above to schedule an appointment for in-person tax-preparation at WCAC, 18 Chestnut Street, Worcester. Appointments available Tuesdays 4-7 p.m.; Wednesdays, 3-7 p.m., Fridays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. – 12 noon.

Click button above to work with a VITA tax preparer online for 100% virtual tax preparation and e-filing (available starting January 31st).