VITA Opens Doors for Tax Season - KULR-8 Television, Billings, MT

VITA Opens Doors for Tax Season

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VITA is a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program that trains volunteers to become tax IRS certified.

Those volunteers are needed right now since it's the beginning of tax season.

HRDC and the Billings Public Library are taking walk-ins or appointments for families that make less than $52,000 a year and need help with their taxes.

Organizers said this starts January 29th until the end of tax season.

VITA Assistant Program Manager, Tabatha Butler said the organization helped more than 2,000 people last year, totaling $2.2 million in refunds for the Billings area.

"With the VITA program, we actually have our IRS certified volunteers that prepare the taxes and then every tax return is also received by a quality reviewer. So, you get two pairs of eyes to look at it as well as we explain the process to you. So, that we know from what the tax prepared has told us that we are giving you the most accurate results that the IRS can get," said Butler.

HRDC is open 2 to 8 PM, Wednesday through Thursday, and 2 to 5 PM on Fridays.

Organizers said that walk-ins are welcome on Saturday at the Billings Library from 10 AM to 4 PM.