GENESEE COUNTY — The Genesee County Tax Assistance & Financial Services Coalition’s 2015 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) began assisting residents on February 7, according to a press release.
This program provides free income tax preparation for working families with low to moderate incomes along with free electronic filing through April 15th. There are various locations, days, and hours, to fit individual schedules.
The Genesee County Tax Assistance & Financial Services Coalition, in cooperation with the IRS, will have 6 VITA sites available in the Genesee County area through April 15th. The VITA sites help low and moderate income families file their 2014 income taxes and to benefit from the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC); all at no cost to the client. The EITC is a refundable federal income tax credit for low to moderate income working individuals and families. Most of the VITA locations provide service by appointment only, while a number of Saturday sessions allow for walk in clients. The attached schedule lists all site locations, hours, and if an appointment is needed, along with MTA Bus Routes.
The Coalition has been serving residents of Genesee County since 2003. Residents can be assured that while each VITA site is staffed by volunteers, each preparer has gone through extensive training to assist their fellow citizens and is certified by the IRS. United Way of Genesee County, which is responsible for oversight of the program, is committed to continue bringing valuable tax dollars to area residents through program access and expansion.
WHERE TO GO
Schedule subject to change
Brennan Senior Center, 1301 Pingree Avenue in Flint. Tuesdays by appointment. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. February 24 and March 3. Bus Route 9 Lapeer Road. Contact: 810- 766.7238
Carriage Town, 705 Garland Street, Saturdays by appointment. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. February 21, 28 and March 7. Bus Route 2 M.L.King. Contact: 810-233.8787
Canaan Baptist Church, 910 E. Gillespie (at Industrial Avenue) in Flint. Saturday Walk-ins through- April 4, 9:30am – 3:30pm Bus route, 1 N. Saginaw. Contact: 810- 787.6022
Flint Public Library, 1026 E. Kearsley in Flint. Saturday Walk-ins. February 21, 28 and March 7, 14, 21, 28. 9:30 a.m.- 3 p.m. or until all slots are filled. Bus Route 6 Lewis/Selby. Contact 810-406.8507
Mott Community College, 1401 E. Court Street, Flint Fridays by Appointment. March 6, 13, 20 10 am – 3 p.m Bus Route 7 Franklin. Contact: 810-232.6293
University of Michigan- Flint, 1 Riverfront Building, Flint. Saturday Walkins. April 4, 11. 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. or until all slots are filled Bus route 6, Lewis/ Selby. Contact 810-406.8507