Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) CANCELLED for remainder of 2020 tax season

TAX DAY IS NOW JULY 15th!

The IRS has officially extended the filing deadline and federal tax payments regardless of amount owed. 

Due to the uncertainty surrounding the spread of COVID-19, all Hernando County VITA locations (Spring Hill Library, Jerome Brown Community Center, and the UW of Hernando office) are CLOSED for the remainder of the Tax Season.

The health and safety of our community is a priority of United Way of Hernando County. United Way has postponed making this difficult decision over the past week due to the hundreds of families that rely of this program every year, but we are doing this to protect our most vulnerable. Your United Way is working closely with the IRS as well as Hernando County’s Emergency Management during this uncertain time. It will be at the discretion of the IRS, Hernando VITA locations, as well as the availability of VITA Volunteers if we are to re-open at a later date to accommodate these households.

 

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and recommend utilizing the following resources:

-Filing online for FREE through www.MyFreeTaxes.com
-File for an extension through the IRS by visiting www.irs.gov/forms…/extension-of-time-to-file-your-tax-return

 

Please visit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html for the latest updates. Be well!


How You May Receive Help:

Many United Ways across the country offer the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, a successful, proven strategy that mobilizes and trains volunteers to provide free tax service to working individuals and their families. United Way of Hernando County is proud to support VITA as a FREE tax preparation program for our Hernando County residents.

Save money and avoid hidden fees
VITA is an annual program where I.R.S certified volunteers provide FREE tax preparation to those who have low to moderate income, no rental property, and no farm income. This program assists taxpayers who are struggling to make ends meet by saving them the cost of tax preparation and helping them claim all tax credits for which they are eligible.

VITA is central to increasing the number of families who are financially stable and can have a ripple effect into the U.S. economy, as families that receive these funds typically spend them on the necessities of life.

This free tax preparation is available to those who:

  • have a low-to-moderate income (generally, $56,000 and below)
  • have no rental property or farm income
  • must have picture ID and Social Security Card(s)
  • Social Security Card(s) or statement from Social Security Office for all listed on return (copies accepted)
  • may have a small Schedule C-EZ (expenses $10,000 or less and no net loss)

Residents may be eligible to receive the EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT WORTH up to $6,143

During tax season, visit 211's website for Hernando County VITA sites, dates & times, or dial 211 from your landline or cell phone.

2020 VITA Site Locations:

 

How You Can Help:

GREETERS, TAX PREPARERS, & QUALITY REVIEW VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
These roles contribute to families’ financial stability every year. Behind every return there is a story. Volunteers hear these stories and experience first-hand how they are making a difference every time they volunteer.

FILL OUT A VITA VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

Reasons why you should become a VITA Volunteer:

  • The IRS provides free tax law training and materials
  • The volunteer hours are flexible
  • Hernando VITA sites are located in your community
  • Tax Professionals can earn Continuing Education Credits
  • Online Training is available 
  • No prior experience necessary
  • It’s people helping people save. It's that simple!

VITA VOLUNTEER MEET & GREET
WHEN: Tuesday, October 22nd, 9:30am-12:00pm
WHERE: Capital City Bank, 14302 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill FL 34609

Become Trained & Certified
Interested in helping your community? Attend a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) training class to become IRS certified for tax season! All volunteers receive free training conducted by the IRS. Fill out a Lend a Hand Hernando Volunteer Application today! You will be contacted by a representative with more information.


VITA TRAINING
Monday December 9th, 2019 from 9:00am-4:00pm

Wednesday December 11th, 2019 from 9:00am-4:00pm
Thursday December 12th, 2019 from 9:00am-4:00pm

Pasco-Hernando State College (PHSC) Room E-102
Spring Hill Campus - 450 Beverly Ct., Spring Hill, FL  34606