Credits that Low-Income Families Deserve
Getting the tax credits that families deserve is what the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is all about. As a leading partner of the program since 2001, ABCD provides free electronic Federal and Massachusetts State tax preparation for approximately 5,000 low-moderate income taxpayers. On average, ABCD returns approximately $8 million in Federal tax refunds that include key credits like the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credits and Educational Credits.
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is coordinated through ABCD’s Financial Futures Initiative (FFI) that represents the agency as a leading partner of the City of Boston’s Tax Help Coalition. With the essential help of countless volunteers, FFI supports the overarching mission of ABCD by helping low-income individuals and families by receiving the full benefit of their tax return and potential refunds. Our volunteers are IRS-certified annually and are trained to assist clients in finding hundreds of dollars worth of tax credits that many may not have known they are even eligible for. Last year alone, we saved taxpayers $1.1 million in paid preparers fees through Volunteer Power!
VITA services increase low-income clients' tax returns, helping them to build savings, pay off debts, or invest in their personal savings goals to obtain and maintain financial wellness.
Interested in making a big difference in just a few hours each week? Volunteer with ABCD’s VITA program!
Where to Find It
ABCD offers its free tax assistance services at its Financial Futures Initiative department and at neighborhood sites across the city. Use the site locator to the right to find the service center closest to you.
You can also click on the links below to learn more about these services and where to find them:
Financial Futures Initiative
Asian American Civic Association
East Boston APAC
Jamaica Plain APAC
Mystic Valley Opportunity Center
Parker Hill/Fenway NSC
Roxbury/N. Dorchester NOC (formerly Elm Hill)
South Boston Action Center
SNAP/South End NSC
ABCD South Side