Berkshire Community Action Council Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program

BCAC is happy to offer the IRS’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program for free basic tax return preparation to qualified individuals. Due to COVID-19, we will not be scheduling in person tax appointments. We are offering our VITA services through a drop off service, or through Virtual VITA. 

Who is eligible for VITA?

The VITA program offers free tax help to people who:

Make $57,000 or less
Persons with disabilities
Limited English-speaking taxpayers 
Those who are 60 years of age and older.


How to participate in our VITA Program this year:

  • If you would like to participate in our VITA Tax services please CALL OUR OFFICES using the numbers listed here. For Pittsfield / South County please call BCAC’S VITA line at 413-418-3685 and leave a message, someone will return your call. For North County, please call 413-663-3014. 
  • Due to COVID-19, we will not be scheduling in person tax appointments. We are offering our VITA services through a drop off service, or through Virtual VITA.
  • Drop off Service:

    • Clients can come to our offices at 1531 East Street, Pittsfield or 85 Main Street, 2nd Floor North Adams and make copies of ALL Tax documents with a copier that is available Monday – Thursday 9 AM – 3PM, outside of our office. We WILL NOT accept ANY original documents. Please make copies of all documents, including ID. Fill out the Intake Form located in a box labeled VITA outside of our office or found below under Forms, put in envelope and drop through our secure mail slot.

      • For a full list of forms needed for your VITA Tax Preparation please CLICK HERE.
  • Virtual VITA: Have your taxes done in the comfort of your own home! We are now able to do your taxes virtually through a secure service. All that you need to use our Virtual VITA service is a computer, tablet or smartphone. IPhone / IPad users can use Safari, Android users can use Chrome. To participate in Virtual VITA please CLICK HERE.


Forms:

For our Drop Off Service, if you have a printer you can print these forms ahead of time and bring them with you to include with the rest of your tax documents


Frequently Asked Questions:

What forms do I need to complete my tax return?
For a full list of forms needed for your VITA Tax Preparation please CLICK HERE.

Do I have to pay for my VITA Tax Preparation?
No, the VITA Tax Preparation program is completely free.


About VITA:
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) offers free Federal & State tax return preparation for low income families in Berkshire County provided by trained volunteers. The program increases the capacity for low-income families to file returns, and improves the accuracy of the returns. To set up an appointment call Melissa, 413-418-3685 (Central / South) and Aleta, 413-663-3014 (North).

Want to volunteer as a Tax Preparer? No prior experience required. Click here to learn more!

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