Free Tax Prep For Qualifying Residents

The following is a press release from TEAM, Inc.

Who?
TEAM’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program prepared more than 1,000 income tax returns last year – TEAM is a private, non-profit human services agency serving Milford and the Greater Valley region whose mission is to strengthen our communities by educating, supporting, and empowering individuals & families.

What?
TEAM is pleased to announce it will offer FREE tax preparation & filing services to eligible Valley households needing to file their 2018 returns. VITA is a financial literacy initiative providing free tax preparation services for individual or family incomes less than $55,000/year. TEAM’s IRS-trained volunteers not only prepare/file basic tax returns – they also educate participants on the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), child tax credits, and many other tax-related issues & opportunities.

When?
Available by appointment on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, & Saturdays beginning January 27th and continuing through April 15, 2019. Easy online scheduling: www.211ct.org/taxhelp or call TEAM (203) 736-5420 ext.1206 for more assistance & information

Where?
TEAM on 30 Elizabeth Street, Derby (Monday – Wednesday – Saturday)

Derby Neck Library on 307 Hawthorne Avenue, Derby (Sunday)

Milford Senior Center on 9 Jepson Drive, Milford (Sunday – Monday)

Why?
VITA plays a key role to help keep and put money in the pockets of hard-working people who really need it. In the last year alone, TEAM’s VITA program filed 1130 returns in the Greater Valley region at no cost – results of these returns included $1.5 million in refunds, more than $480,000 in Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC), and more than $110,000 in Child Tax Credits and Education Tax Credits.

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