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Posted on: December 15, 2017

VITA Program Offers Free Tax Preparation Assistance to Community

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Tax season 2018 is approaching fast. The Fremont Family Resource Center’s (FRC) Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program provides free, quality tax return preparation assistance and electronic filing for eligible individuals and families with a household income of $54,000 or less annually. IRS-certified volunteer tax preparers will help eligible taxpayers claim their maximum refunds, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), which can amount to as much as $6,318 for a family with three or more qualifying children.

FRC VITA also provides access to asset building or income support resources such as public benefits, low or no cost bank accounts, and financial education. VITA falls under the City of Fremont Human Services Department’s SparkPoint Program and has helped more than 24,000 families receive more than $37 million in tax refunds since 2002. FRC VITA’s main location is at the Fremont Family Resource Center, 39155 Liberty St., Building EFGH, in Fremont. It will be open Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. starting Jan. 24, 2018 through April 13, 2018. The deadline to file is April 17, 2018. FRC VITA will be open April 17 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. to assist filers. VITA services are also offered at the New Haven Adult School, Tri-Cities One Stop Career Center located at the Ohlone College Newark Campus, and Tri-City Volunteers.

For more information, please visit the VITA Fremont website or call SparkPoint Fremont at 510-574-2020.

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