Hempstead Town's VITA Program helps Town residents prepare their federal and state income tax returns and secure every penny of the refunds to which they are entitled. It's time to take advantage of the FREE service presented with our Department of Senior Enrichment's volunteer tax assistants. Residents with annual incomes of $60,000 or less* who wish to participate in the program must bring the previous year's tax return (2019), all wage, Social Security and earnings statements (W-2 and 1099, and 1095, if applicable), all interest, dividend, capital gains, IRAs, annuities and pension statements, 2020 property tax receipts, unemployment payments received and taxes withheld in 2020, STAR exemption records, social security cards and photo identifications of all those filing tax returns. The deadline for filing individual tax returns this year is May 17, 2021. Please note that VITA preparers are volunteers and are not required to prepare complicated returns or previous years' returns.
In accordance with COVID-19 safety guidelines, all 2021 VITA services are by appointment and in drop-off format only.
As per IRS guidelines, residents with an annual income of $60,000 or less are eligible to be served by the VITA Program.