Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
We are a host site for this free tax preparation and electronic filing service. In recent years, our number of clients served has nearly doubled to 1,000 and hundreds of thousands of dollars have been returned to the community.
- January–April for tax preparation and filing including electronic filing.
- Year-round help for tax resolution services.
- All services by appointment only.
Roosevelt Park Ministries is blessed to be able to help many families with their taxes. Here are a few stories which capture some of the excitement, relief and blessings people receive from the VITA tax program.
For more information or to see if you qualify, visit the IRS website at irs.gov
BONITA had three surgeries last year. She was out of work for five months for recovery. With no income, debts piled up, and her home went into foreclosure. With help from her friends and her church’s “Good Samaritan Fund,” she was able to keep her home. With her tax refund she can pay back taxes as well as reimburse her friends and the church fund. At the end of her appointment she exclaimed, “I feel like such a burden has been lifted!”.
LESLIE is a mother of three school-aged children. During a period of unemployment in 2011 she fell months behind in her mortgage payments. Thanks to a patient bank agent and a large tax refund, she was able to catch up on her mortgage. “Thank you Roosevelt Park Ministries and the VITA program!”