Our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program is here to help you this tax season! Knowing how to report your income to the IRS can be taxing and confusing. If you need help, Hawaii First is here to lend a hand. Come to the Hilo Community Resource Center Tuesdays – Fridays by appointment and receive help filing your taxes for FREE. Let us EMPOWER you and teach you the tools you need to file your taxes. Fill out the form below to get started!
Disclosure: Our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program is certifed to prepare basic tax preparations for the 2019 tax year only. Below is a chart of what we will be able to prepare and what will not be able to prepare. We encourage you to seek other VITA sites or a professional preparer for assistance with complicated tax returns. For a list of other tax preparation sites, visit irs.gov.
Please note the following: Our VITA services, resources and appointments will be limited based on our certification. Our VITA site will be assisting with tax preparations for Tax Year 2019 only. All tax preparations will be scheduled by appointment only. Your income documents may be requested and reviewed by a VITA tax preparer to determine eligibility. An appointment will not be scheduled until it is determined that you are eligible for the VITA program set forth by the IRS (Internal Revenue Service). In regards to the tax form 1099-R, please note: 1. Disability income (1099-R) with a code 3 in the Distribution Box is within Basic Certification. 2. Retirement Income will also receive a 1099-R, however the Distribution Box code will reflect a digit other than 3. This requires an Advanced Certification, which will be ineligible for our program. Regular Retirement Income will also receive 1099-R (Distribution Box will reflect a 1, 2, or 7) which requires an Advanced Certification. Married Filing Separately will also be considered ineligible for our VITA program.