East Bay Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program
Important information from the IRS
What to Bring to Your Tax Appointment
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) provides IRS-trained and certified tax professionals to provide tax-preparation services to clients. VITA volunteers provide timely, quality, and free tax preparation for low to moderate-income individuals and families. Volunteers not only prepare tax returns but simultaneously provide education to clients about their returns and eligible tax credits.
People We Serve
- Robert Rock Senior Center, Breed Hall Annex Building, 610 Waterman Ave., East Providence, RI; hours of VITA program operation: Mondays and Tuesdays, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Benjamin Church Center, 1020 Hope Street, Bristol, RI; hours of VITA program operation: Thursdays and Fridays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Eligible persons may call the Office of Volunteer Services at 401-435-7876, Ext. 1137 between January 2nd and April 14th to schedule an appointment.
VITA volunteers are local AmeriCorps Seniors program members and students from Roger Williams University Law School. All volunteers attend 30+ hours of IRS training, are certified by the IRS and assist clients with the following services:
- Free tax preparation
- Electronically filing tax returns to the IRS and Rhode Island Division of Taxation
- Educating clients about tax credits
Location(s) of the Program
Hours of Operation
Tax Season Only — January – April
To Schedule an Appointment
Please call the Office of Volunteer Services at 401-435-7876, ext. 1137 to schedule an appointment. View/print list of what to bring to your tax appointment. Please call at least 48 hours prior if you need to cancel your appointment.
By appointment only.
If you’re able to print and complete the two forms found below, it will help to move your appointment along efficiently.
Intake Interview Quality Review Sheet Form 13614-C
2023 Providence EITC Free Tax Preparation Survey
How You Can Volunteer
You may volunteer with our program a few hours a week. Please call our Office of Volunteer Services at 401-435-7876, ext. 1137 to speak with the coordinator for more information.