The Tax Filing Season is Almost Over!

This is just a reminder to our members that taxes for the 2013 tax year are due, without penalty, on April 15th, 2014. VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) provides tax prep assistance to households meeting the minimum requirements detailed below.* We encourage all Tribal members who need assistance and who meet the minimum requirements to look into VITA:

“The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $52,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.

In addition to VITA, the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program offers free tax help for all taxpayers, particularly those who are 60 years of age and older, specializing in questions about pensions and retirement-related issues unique to seniors. The IRS-certified volunteers who provide tax counseling are often retired individuals associated with non-profit organizations that receive grants from the IRS.”

*This information was provided directly from irs.gov. The Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation claims no ownership of the content posted and encourages members to visit the “Free Tax Return Preparation for Qualifying Taxpayers” page for more information.