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 firstname.lastname@example.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 13th. You 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.