UPDATE: Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Mount Aloysius College VITA can only promise to complete 2020 tax returns for those who filed with us last year and cannot accept new clients at this time. If we find we have additional capacity, we will update this web page and inform everyone accordingly. If you filed with us last year, please be patient. We plan to contact you between February 15 th and April 8 th to schedule Step 1 of your two-step appointment. This year, we are strongly encouraging taxpayers to use the step-by-step IRS FreeFile Program delivered by TurboTax to safely and remotely complete your federal and state tax returns! Please consult our information below for what to bring to your appointment, as well as additional information on filing your taxes!

Mount Aloysius College VITA

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.

The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program

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.

State and Local Tax Resources

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:

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Phone: (814) 886-6621

Email: VITA@mtaloy.edu

Hours:

By appointment only.

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If the College closes due to weather, our Vita Office will also be closed.

Information to Bring for Return Preparation:

  • Printed and signed VITA Service Agreement (Copies will also be made available on site.)
  • Acceptable Photo Identification (driver’s license, passport, state ID card, etc.) for you and your spouse
  • For Married Filing Jointly filers, both spouses must be present
  • All Forms W-2 and 1099
  • Information substantiating other income
  • Information substantiating all tax deductions / tax credits
  • A copy of last year’s tax return
  • Proof of account for direct deposit / withdrawal for tax refund / payment
  • Social Security cards or Individual Taxpayer Identification notices/cards for you, your spouse, and/or the dependents you claim on the return
  • Information substantiating the total paid to day care provider and their Tax ID number
  • Birth dates for you, spouse, and/or dependents to be listed on the return
  • Forms 1095-A, B, or C (Affordable Care Act [ACA] Statements)

Directions

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Room 201, 2nd Floor
7373 Admiral Peary Highway
Cresson, PA 16630
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Alternative Local VITA Sites

As we become booked with others’ tax returns, you may look to see where other nearby VITA locations are by visiting the IRS listing