Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program Offers Free Tax Preparation

Pittsfield, MA – The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, has been expanded to several new locations supported by Berkshire United Way. Community members with a household income of $55,000 or less are eligible for free tax preparation by IRS-certified VITA volunteers.

Berkshire United Way currently supports the VITA program with staff, volunteers and funding to community partners including Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity and the Hilltown Community Development Corporation (Hilltown CDC). VITA puts money back in the pockets of local residents, by ensuring those who qualify receive the earned income tax credit.

Since Berkshire United Way began investing in VITA services, millions in additional dollars have been returned to working families in Berkshire County. Last year alone, VITA partners funded by Berkshire United Way returned $1 million out of $2.2 million VITA dollars returned to Berkshire County residents. 

To make an appointment for free tax prep, please call one of the numbers below:

Berkshire United Way – for South County locations – 413-442-6948

Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity – Central and North County locations – 413-442-0002

Hilltown CDC – Chester, Chesterfield, and Williamsburg locations – 413-296-4536 x100

Residents with a household income in excess of $55,000, but less than $66,000, may complete their taxes for free online at MyFreeTaxes.com.

About Berkshire United Way

For more than 95 years, Berkshire United Way has been building a stronger community right here in Berkshire County. We support children and families wherever they are in their lives. We provide early education opportunities, so children enter school ready to learn; give young people the tools they need to make healthy decisions; and help working families become financially stable. As part of a worldwide effort to create lasting change, we mobilize people and organizations to develop long-term solutions to current and emerging needs throughout the county.

Our vision is for Berkshire County to become a dynamic, engaged community with opportunities for all.