Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program


ONE Neighborhood Builders serves as a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site from January 25th through April 15th. We provide FREE tax preparation for individuals and families earning less than $51,000. Last year, we filed 286 federal tax returns, helping families receive the tax returns due to them without any cost. Our volunteers are trained and certified by the IRS, so we have an extremely high rate of accuracy. IRS e-file is the most accurate, safest, and fastest way to file your tax return. You can get your refund in as little as 10 days.


We Need Volunteers!

Volunteering for the VITA program is a challenging and rewarding task and we need many volunteers to help out!

We are currently seeking volunteers for two positions:

1)      We need greeters to help sign people in and make sure they fill out their intake forms, as well as have all of their necessary forms ready.

2)      We especially need volunteers who can become certified to file taxes. The certification process does take some time, but you learn useful accounting skills in the process!

Our site will be open for tax filing on Saturdays 9-2, Mondays 10-3 and Thursdays 3-8 starting January 24th.

The first available VITA certification training session starts Tuesday, November 18, from 6:00 – 9:00 pm, at Dorcas International Institute, 645 Elmwood Avenue.  The training will continue on Tuesdays and Thursdays (excluding of course Thanksgiving) through December 9.

For more information, contact Silvia Acevedo at sacevedo@olneyville.org or call her at (401) 351-8719 ext. 105.


What to bring to your appointment:

  • Social Security cards or ITIN documentation for you and all of your independents on the return
  • Proof of identification
  • Date of birth for everyone on the return
  • For direct deposit, bring a check and/or savings account number with the routing number
  • All 2013 W2s, 1099s, or other tax documentation you receive in the mail

And don’t forget: The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) can provide low- and moderate- income families with a tax refund even if they owed no income taxes for the year. But every year many people fail to file for the EITC because they don’t know about it. In fact, approximately 21 percent of eligible individuals nationwide did not claim the EITC in 2012.

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