For the many families living paycheck to paycheck, understanding what programs and tax credits are available during tax season is critical in obtaining a full tax refund – something that goes a long way in a family's annual budget.
GECAC's staff train to become Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) preparers each year. Last year, GECAC filed 580 tax returns for free, which returned more than $1 million to low-income families.
If your 2021 income was $57,000 or less, you can have your taxes prepared through GECAC's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. VITA works to ensure that eligible tax filers receive all their tax credits and deductions, including the Child Tax Credit, Education Tax Credit, and Child Care tax deductions.
All tax preparation and filings are FREE. Tax preparers are IRS-certified.
There are two ways you can drop off your tax information and tax documents at GECAC's headquarters 1) Walk-In-no appointment necessary 2) Call to schedule an appointment.
January 24, 2022 - April 7, 2022
**Tax office closed March 21st
Mondays 9 AM - 3 PM
Tuesdays 9 AM - 3 PM
Wednesdays 9 AM - 3 PM
Thursdays 9 AM - 3 PM
18 West 9th Street
Erie, PA 16501
What You Need to Bring with You
Use this list to help you get organized to file your taxes.
Individuals and families with a household income of $57,000 or less.
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