SPOTLIGHT

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program generally offers free tax help to people who make $50,000 or less and need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation to qualified individuals in local communities. They can inform taxpayers about special tax credits for which they may qualify such as Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, and Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled. VITA sites are generally located at community and neighborhood centers, libraries, schools, shopping malls, and other convenient locations. Most locations also offer free electronic filing.
 
For the 2017 Tax Season, our site will be an VITA-FRS site which allows individuals to file their returns individually with the assistance of the VITA volunteers. In the event that someone does not know how to file their own returns, the VITA volunteers will facilitate the process for the individual.

All VITA-FRS volunteers have a basic tax certification. Pro Bono hours are given to each VITA volunteer to compensate for their services. 

 
 
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Site Coordinators: 
Nina Llerena – nllerena@avemarialaw.edu
Bibiana Potestad – bpotestad@avemarialaw.edu
 
2L Assistant Site Coordinators:
Michael Ball – mball@avemarialaw.edu
Mary Zizzo – mzizzo@avemarialaw.edu
 
1L Assistant Site Coordinators: 
Heather Groening – hgroening@avemarialaw.edu