About the VITA Tax Program

New Development Corp partners with St. Alphonsus Parish, Creston Christian Reformed Church,  Davenport University and others to provide free income tax preparation for low and moderate-income households through the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program. VITA is a national volunteer-based program that utilizes IRS-certified volunteers to provide this service.  More than 700 households were served in the last tax season.

Volunteer for VITA

If you would like to become a VITA tax preparer or intake specialist, contact Shelli at 361-7500 or shelli@newdevelopmentcorp.org.  Training is provided and we are always eager to expand the team. Work is accomplished in a computer lab at St. Alphonsus Parish. Volunteers can sign up for as many or as few dated as desired. We provide meals, training and encouragement.

Preparer Training – two evenings in January

Intake/Greeter Training – one evening in January

Get your Taxes Prepared

We will begin taking appointments for tax preparation beginning January 13thYou may call 913-4414 to schedule an appointment. 

There are a number of options for getting those taxes done:

Tuesdays – 6:00-8:00pm for walk in/drop off and a limited number of appointments

Thursdays – Appointments only from 12:00-3:00pm and 6:00-8:00pm

Saturdays – Appointments only from 9:00-11:00am

State and Federal tax returns are filed electronically. City returns must still be mailed. Our volunteers can also complete home heating credits.