United Way VITA provides free tax service

By: NewsCenter 16 Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Email

With the average American giving 29 percent of his or her income back in taxes, everyone wants to earn back every cent possible, and folks can get help without paying for a pricey financial consultant.

The Volunteer In Tax Assistance (VITA) program provides free tax assistance to low and moderate income people. They set a limit which corresponds to the highest income a person can earn and still earn the income tax credit. That means the maximum income is about $51,000, assuming a joint-filing couple with three children.

“We don’t do horribly complicated taxes,” United Way VITA volunteer Teresa Marcy says. “The IRS sets pretty strict limits on what we can do.”

Marcy say they can handle incomes for most “normal” incomes, whether retirement or otherwise. She says they’re being allowed to take on more complicated cases each year.

“I think they realize that we follow the rules and do a good job,” she says.

Find more information here.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WNDU - Channel 16 54516 State Road 933 South Bend, IN 46637 Front Desk: 574-284-3000 Newsroom: 574-284-3016 Email: newscenter16@wndu.com
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 203570651 - wndu.com/a?a=203570651
Gray Television, Inc.