The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

January 25, 2013

Free Tax Preparation

The Daily Item

— The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program offers free tax preparation to low- to moderate-income individuals and families.

Volunteer tax preparers, trained and certified by the IRS, will prepare and e-file federal and state income tax returns at no cost.

The volunteers are knowledgeable about special tax credits such as the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit. By filing returns electronically and in conjunction with direct deposit, you can receive your federal refund in only 7-10 business days. Even if you don’t have a checking account, you can still get your refund faster than a paper check by enrolling in the prepaid debit card program.

This opportunity runs from Jan. 30 to April 15. There are many convenient VITA sites located throughout Northumberland, Montour, and Columbia counties. Appointments are required.

For more information, to locate the nearest VITA site, and to schedule an appointment, call 644-6575, ext. 171, or (866) 944-9518, ext. 171.