Berkshire County: VITA program offers free tax assistance

Berkshire United Way has expanded the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program this year to several new locations.

BUW supports the VITA program with staff, volunteers and funding to community partners including Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity and the Hilltown Community Development Corporation.

Community members with a household income of $54,000 or less are eligible for free tax preparation by IRS-certified VITA volunteers. VITA helps individuals build financial stability by ensuring those who qualify receive the earned income tax credit.

To make an appointment for free tax preparation, call one of the following: Berkshire United Way, Great Barrington and Lee, 413-442-6948; Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity, Pittsfield, 413-442-0002; or Hilltown CDC, Dalton and the Hilltowns, 413-296-4536, ext. 100.

Residents with a household income in excess of $54,000, but less than $66,000, may complete their taxes for free online at


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