For the 2020 tax return process, once the first (of two) appointment is set, clients will meet with a preparer to drop off their tax return information (see “Information to bring” below) and will be contacted once their returns have been completed, which should take between 1-2 weeks (based on site capacity). Do not forget to wear a mask (no mask = no service)!
Our services will be offered from February 15 – April 15, 2020 (COVID-19 and weather permitting; please see below). Mount Aloysius College is a proud member of The Greater Johnstown Tax Team.
UPDATE: The IRS heavily promotes the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) every year through its EITC Awareness Day. With some tax changes due to COVID-19, this year is no exception. Please go to www.irs.gov/eitc for more information on how this credit could help you!
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $57,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns.
Many in-person tax preparation sites, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and AARP Tax-Aide, have made the difficult decision to close their sites to protect the public and their volunteers from COVID-19. However, free IRS-sponsored online resources are available for your use, and we need your help to bring this important information to your community:
For more information about the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), visit the IRS VITA website. If you do not think you qualify for the VITA or Free File programs, you can also search for paid tax preparers through the IRS directory to assist you with your return.
For local returns, your provider should be mailing you forms and instructions, but please see the following links for state income tax, property tax / rent rebate, and local income tax resources: