Free Income Tax Preparation
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
Last year UCOM's volunteer tax preparers got refunds of $375,804.00* for 218 low-income workers. The Kent County Tax Credit Coalition total refunds for 2010 were more than $10 million*. UCOM has provided this service for the past 13 years.
This year, volunteers will be preparing taxes by appointment until April 12 for people at or below 150% of the poverty level. Included in their services are filing for home heating, homestead, earned income, and child care credits. This is a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, recognized by the IRS, performed in collaboration with the Kent County Tax Credit Coalition.
*2009-2010 Developed by Community Research Institute, Johnson Center for Philanthropy and Non-Profit Leadership at Grand Valley State University.
“The best part was the big smiles on people’s faces when they received more return than they had expected.” View volunteers telling their experience of the benefits of this dynamic program.
"I didn't know this service was free. I really wasn't expecting to get anything back. This was very convenient and I'm really pleased with the service. I've already recommended you to a friend." - A satisfied client