UWPV works with local organizations to support free tax assistance services to residents of the region. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is provided by Springfield Partners for Community Action and the Valley Opportunity Council with funding support by UWPV. Families in need may be eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), which helps bring needed funds back to these households and to the region. In 2013, the program helped 5,327 families receive help filing tax returns; 60 volunteers participated, donating 2,000 hours of time and skill; $2.5 million in tax credits were recirculated into the local economy; $4.5 million in refunds were received by low-income taxpayers.
For more information call 413-263-6500.