VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE (VITA)
West Angeles Community Development Corp. offers the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Program to the community each year with the help of grants from various funders. The VITA program helps taxpayers, who cannot afford professional tax preparers, get their individual simple tax returns prepared FREE by trained community volunteers. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) trains the volunteers and offers support to insure a successful filing season. In 2006 the generosity of HSBC Bank and Conoco Phillips made it possible for our program to inform the community of the EITC (earned income tax credits) available to them.