Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Center


Tuesdays & Thursdays 5pm to 8pm, Saturdays 9am to 12 noon


Due to the on-going COVID-19 situation, we are unable to accept any new VITA clients until further notice.

The VITA Center provides tax assistance and online filing of Federal and State returns for individuals and families. Volunteers who have completed IRS training provide individualized, one-on-one service on a walk-in basis. Clients are assisted with filing for all credits for which they qualify, including the Earned Income Tax Credit, Education Tax Credits, Child Tax Credits and Credits for the Elderly. Direct deposits of refunds and purchase of savings bonds can be arranged. If clients request, volunteers help them to better understand their credit in order to use refunds to meet financial goals. Low-income individuals will gain an average of 7.5% in income from tax returns and credits. 

In 2018, Urban Edge helped 600 people with tax preparation and filing assistance.  

Please bring the following items with you:

  1. Social Security Card; Individual Taxpayer ID Number (ITIN) for you, your children and or spouse. Valid Picture ID required
  2. Proof of health insurance (Health insurance card(s), HC-1099, 1095-A, etc.)
  3. All 2018 W-2 forms
  4. All 1099 forms-1099G (unemployment) and 1099-R (pension payments)
  5. All 1098T forms (tuition payments) and receipts for materials and books and proof of payment
  6. Total student loan interest paid (1098E) and proof of payment
  7. Total child care expenses in 2018, and name, address, Employer Identification Number (EIN) or SSN of child care provider(s)
  8. Total rent paid in 2018
  9. Any mail from the IRS
  10. A copy of last year’s tax return
  11. Your bank account and routing numbers to direct deposit your refund
  12. Any mail from Massachusetts Department of Revenue

For more information call 617 989-9326 or send email to lpenton@urbanedge.org