Pittsfield: VITA free tax preparation ends this week

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The Volunteer Income Tax Preparation (VITA) program is in its final week at Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity and other locations in Pittsfield.

To qualify for this free program, households must have an annual gross income of $54,000 or less in 2015.

Central Berkshire Habitat, along with Berkshire Community Action Council are sponsored by the IRS and Berkshire United Way to file taxes for moderate- to low-income individuals and households.

VITA is also offered at the Ralph F. Senior Center.

The one-on-one appointments are booked through the end of this week, but clients have the option of using virtual VITA or by visiting BCAC, 1531 East St., on Saturday, April 16.

The deadline for virtual VITA is 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 12.

Taxpayers earning $60,000 or less in 2015 may file their own taxes using the free website, myfreetaxes.com.

To learn more about Central Berkshire Habitat and VITA, call 413-442-3181.


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