Financial Literacy

Financial Stability Programs

Volunteer Income Taxpayer Assistance (VITA)

SSCAC’s dedicated team of IRS-certified volunteers provide free electronic income tax preparation and filing for low- to moderate-income working families. Our volunteers assist tax-payers with both federal and Massachusetts income tax returns. They can even help with amending returns and filing tax returns for prior years.

Since our VITA program started in 2007, we’ve grown to assist nearly 720 tax-payers, resulting in $1.4 million in refunds each year. The average federal tax refund for those served by our VITA program is $2,073.

To be eligible for VITA, your annual household income can be no more than $50,000 and you must have proof of identity for all who are named on your tax returns.