Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
VITA - Volunteer Income Tax AssistanceVITA - Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Our mission is two-fold: 1. To provide free income tax return preparation assistance year-round, for people whose income level, age or disability makes it unnecessary or impractical to seek paid professional assistance. 2. To offer financial capabili... Read more
1. To provide free income tax return preparation assistance year-round, for people whose income level, age or disability makes it unnecessary or impractical to seek paid professional assistance.
2. To offer financial capability education in collaboration with six other agencies in the United Way Community Impact Partnership - Income Area, to reduce the poverty rate in Larimer County by 50% by 2025.
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The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program has been in existence for over 40 years, offering free tax help to people who cannot afford professional assistance. VITA volunteers help prepare tax returns for taxpayers with disabilities, those with low to limited imcome, the homebound, non-English speaking persons and the elderly.
Volunteers come from all backgrounds and undergo a comprehensive training program. Tax preparers must pass annual certifying exams to prove their understanding of relevant tax laws and proficiency of e-filing and tax preparation methods using IRS-approved software.
Volunteers may work at established sites in Fort Collins, Loveland and Windsor and at "mobile" sites within Larimer and Weld counties.