VITA Taxes

The VITA Program is a FREE tax preparation service for individuals and families that meet certain income guidelines and is offered at the EOC.

If your income was less than $54,000 in 2016, let our volunteer tax team see if you are eligible for:

  • Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
  • Child Tax Credit (CT)
  • Dependent Care Credit
  • Education Credit


January 30 - April 18

Every Monday, Tuesday & Thursday
( 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM)

Held in the EOC Conference Center





Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to make an appointment to use the free tax preparation service?

Tax returns are prepared on a first-come, first-served basis at the EOC, 555 Ellicott St, Buffalo, NY 14203.

What materials should I bring on the day of my tax preparation?

  1. Original Social Security card for each filer and dependent (not a photocopy);
  2. Photo Identification(government-issued ID for each adult, such as driver’s license, state-issued ID card, passport, military ID card, etc. New York State returns require NY driver's license or NY state-issued ID card for all filers and spouses.) 
  3. Date of birth for self, spouse and dependents;
  4. Income statements (Forms W-2 and 1099) from all employers;
  5. Proof of Health Insurance;
  6. A copy of last year's federal and state tax returns, if available;
  7. Bank routing numbers and account numbers for direct deposit; and
  8. If married filing a joint return, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms.

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