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VITA Program Assists More Residents during its Second Year in the Keys

Our VITA coordinator, Loretta Geotis, and her team of dedicated volunteers are traveling up and down the Keys 3 days a week, helping assist residents with their tax preparation.  So far, they have assisted 135% more Keys residents than last year and they aren’t finished yet! The April 15 tax deadline is fast approaching, and VITA is one of the 2 FREE tax preparation options we offer for Monroe County families with limited incomes. 

The VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program is designed to assist qualified taxpayers with completion of their annual tax returns and to ensure that limited income families receive every available benefit. Qualification is based on a household income of less than $54,000 in 2017. Only a few dates remain before April 15; click here for a list of dates and locations.

In addition, United Way partners with industry leader H&R Block to help people easily and accurately file both their federal and state taxes through MyFreeTaxesTM. Taxpayers earning less than $66,000 can enter their data through MyFreeTaxes.com, which links to a secure H&R Block website, making it easy to complete their taxes for free from home, at work or on mobile devices, in less than an hour.

Above, Left to Right: Key West VITA Volunteers Bunnie Smith, Helen Keyes, Wayne Guidotti, Carol Sullivan       

 Above, Left to Right: Marathon VITA Volunteers Lou Vedros, Denise Toy and Kathy Sympson