Tax Filing Assistance Available
East Bay Community Action Program's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program will once again have certified IRS tax preparers available to provide free income tax preparation for low to moderate-income and elderly taxpayers earning under $57,000.00.
Preparers also help taxpayers to receive tax credits such as the Earned Income Tax Credit, the Child Tax Credit, and Tax Credits for the Elderly.
Even if you are not required to file a federal income tax return but live in a dwelling subject to property tax and qualify income to rent ratio, you may be eligible for the Rhode Island Property Tax Relief Credit. Details regarding income guidelines can be found at www.irs.gov.
Please note that a valid Driver's License/Photo ID for the taxpayer and social security cards for the taxpayer and all dependents are mandatory when seeking tax filing assistance through VITA.
Please visit ebcap.org to view a complete list of documents to bring to your tax appointment. VITA sites are located at BridgePointe Christian Church, 855 Waterman Avenue, East Providence, RI. Hours of operation: Mondays & Tuesdays, 9 AM-4 PM. And the Benjamin Church Center, 1020 Hope Street, Bristol, RI. Hours of operation: Thursdays & Fridays, 9 AM-4 PM.
Please do not call the Benjamin Church Senior Center or BridgePointe Christian Church. Appointments can only be scheduled by calling the East Bay Community Action Office of Volunteer Services at 401-435-7876 ext. 1137.
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