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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

Individuals and families receive the tools needed to gain financial control of their future.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) service is a partnership with the Internal Revenue Service, United Way of Greater Cincinnati, and Brighton Center which allows us to offer free income tax preparation in Newport, Florence, and Grant County during the tax return season. Additionally, in the off season free tax preparation is available by appointment only.

Why We Do It

This valuable service helps residents claim Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) benefits and avoid costly commercial tax preparation fees. It is estimated that 1 in 5 families are eligible for the EITC who do not receive it. For 2016 tax year, we served over 750 households, generating over $1,000,000 in tax refunds and saving an estimated $200 per return or $123,000 in total filing fees for customers.

Volunteers Are Needed! 

  • Join this effort to offer free tax preparation to low and moderate income residents of Northern Kentucky by offering free, quality tax service
  • We are in need of tax preparers, greeters, quality reviewers, and screeners 
  • No previous experience is necessary
  • Free IRS training and certification is provided to all of our volunteers. Not only will you be giving back as a volunteer – you’ll learn a valuable skill which can be added to your resume.
  • Tax Professionals and C.P.A.’s can earn CEU credits for their volunteer work and students can earn Pro Bono / Community Service hours.
  • If interested in volunteering, contact Sharon Carr at (859) 491-8303, Ext. 2326. or scarr@brightoncenter.com

 

Brighton Center VITA Site Locations:

Center of Employment Training- Brighton Center
601 Washington Ave, Suite 140, Newport, KY 41071
Saturdays, January 27th-April 14th, 9am-2pm. Walk-in registration starts at 8:30 am and last customer accepted at 1PM or when site reaches capacity for the day.
No appointment necessary; first come first served; site may fill up prior to end of shift.
Numbers served depends on volunteer availability.

Kentucky Career Center Florence- Brighton Center
8020 Veterans Memorial Drive, Florence, KY 41042
Thursdays, February 1st-March 1st, 4pm-8pm. Walk-in registration starts at 3:00 pm and last customer accepted at 7 PM or when site reaches capacity for the day. 
No appointment necessary; first come first served; site may fill up prior to end of shift.
Numbers served depends on volunteer availability.

NKU Grant County Center- Brighton Center
390 N. Main St., Williamstown, KY 41097
Wednesdays, January 31st -April 11th, 1pm-6pm (last appointment at 5pm). Appointment only, Walk-ins accepted based on availability.
Numbers served depends on volunteer availability.

File Online for Free

Comfortable with computers?
Earn less than $66,000?
MyFreeTaxes is an easy, safe, secure, free online tool for filing federal and state taxes.
Help Line for MyFreeTaxes Users: 1-855-MY-TX-HELP (1-855-698-9435)
Available for 2017 taxes in January 2018.
MyFreeTaxes provides free state and federal tax preparation for qualified individuals.  MyFreeTaxes will be available at all Brighton Center VITA sites in 2018. 

For More Information contact:
Sharon Carr
VITA Specialist
(859) 491-8303 Ext. 2326
scarr@brightoncenter.com