Pathfinder HomeOwnership Center, the Community Development division of Pathfinder Services, will again be providing FREE tax preparation assistance to those who made less than $55,000 in 2017 and are within the scope of the program. 2018 marks the ninth year for the Volunteer Income Tax Preparation (VITA) Program. The Pathfinder HomeOwnership Center will begin offering this service on Monday, January 29 and the service will run through Monday, April 13. A drop-off option is also available.
For those who wish to work one-on-one with a certified IRS preparer to file both state and federal taxes for free, call 260-355-2510.
Appointments are limited and are on a first come, first served basis. For those wanting to take advantage of the drop-off option, hours for drop-off are on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 9 -11 AM, 1-3 PM and 5-7 PM at Pathfinder Services, 2824 Theater Avenue, Huntington, IN 46750.
Earned Income Tax Credit
The Earned Income Tax Credits or EITC provides tax credits to working adults and families with low or moderate incomes. Money can be used to pay down debts, buy things you need, or can be saved for the future. You could be eligible for up to $6,318 through EITC. Don’t pay hundreds of dollars to file your taxes when you qualify to file for free!
Do You Qualify for Earned Income Tax Credit?
- Yes, if you claim no children and made under $15,010 in 2017, or if you claim no children and made under $20,600 if married filing jointly.
- Yes, if you claim 1 child and made under $39,617 in 2017, or if you have 1 child and made under $45,207 if married filing jointly.
- Yes, if you claim 2 children and made under $45,007 in 2017, or if you claim 2 children and made under $50,597 if married filing jointly.
- Yes, if you claim 3 or more children and made under $48,340 in 2017, or if you claim 3 or more children and made under $53,960 if married filing jointly.
Interested in Volunteering?
Anyone can volunteer for the free tax preparation as the IRS provides free tax law training and all the materials needed to prepare basic individual tax returns. Volunteers do not need to have prior tax preparation experience; Pathfinder HomeOwnership Center will train all volunteers. Commitment level and scheduling is very flexible and internship opportunities for college credit are available. The success of this program is hugely dependent on volunteers. Want a way to get involved in the community? This valuable service is a great place to start.
If you are interested in volunteering for the 2017 Tax Season:
For questions, email Kristy Wall at [email protected]