The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) programs offer free tax help for taxpayers who qualify.
The VITA program is open Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the ground-level office of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 989 Morgan St., Brackenridge, PA 15014, and will be in operation until March 30. Call 724-625-2238 with questions.
The VITA program generally offers free tax help to people who make $51,000 or less and need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals in local communities. They can inform taxpayers about special tax credits for which they may qualify such as Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, and Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled. VITA sites are generally located at community and neighborhood centers, libraries, schools, shopping malls, and other convenient locations.