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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

Bentley University VITA Program

In Partnership with WATCH and sponsored by Watertown Savings Bank

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) offers free tax help to people who make $60,000 or less and need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation to qualified individuals in the Waltham community.

The mission of VITA is to assist eligible taxpayers in satisfying their tax responsibilities by providing free tax return preparation. To establish the greatest degree of public trust, volunteers are required to maintain the highest standards of ethical conduct and provide quality service.

Tax preparations through Bentley University VITA Site will be through appointment only. Qualifying tax payers will be emailed a link to schedule an appointment to have their taxes processed.

See if You Qualify

In response to COVID-19 the Bentley University VITA tax clinic program is now an online only program. We will not be offering any in person appointments for the remainder of the program. Our qualification process has not changed. Please click on “Complete the form” to complete our online questionnaire. If you qualify to receive free tax preparation services through our program, a Bentley VITA representative will be in touch with additional details on how to participate in the online Bentley VITA program.

Please review the information found at this link to review qualifications and here for the documents you need to bring. For Massachusetts state tax returns, please make sure to bring form MA1099-HC to demonstrate health insurance coverage.

If you are unable to make it to Bentley or another VITA site, you can see if you qualify to file your taxes through My Free Taxes is the only free national online tax filing product offered by a nonprofit organization.

Online tax preparation will be held online Sundays from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. from Thursday, April 2 to Thursday, May 21.