Green Mountain United Way is thrilled to report that we helped bring $243,327 in total refund dollars back to our clients through our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA). The program gives income qualified tax filers help filing their taxes each year without a fee.
Green Mountain United Way’s Working Bridges program has successfully completed another VITA tax season, resulting in free tax preparation for employees served by Working Bridges with household income under $58,000.
This year we completed 94 tax returns across our 8 Working Bridges sites which saved these working Vermonters an estimated collective $15,000 in tax preparation fees often incurred through other tax preparation platforms.
Over the last two years of the pandemic, we have operated both fully remotely and with hybrid options for tax preparation. It has been a challenge and also an incredible opportunity for us to develop and implement a multi-faceted system to accommodate all the needs and technology limitations of our clients as well as the security requirements that tax preparation requires.
“I am proud to say that we have done so with enthusiasm and dedication to the population we serve who benefits greatly from this aspect of our program,” reports Julia Davis, Community Impact Director at Green Mountain United Way.