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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

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

FREE TAX PREPARATION SERVICE

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. In 2020, we served 615 households, generating over $880,000 in tax refunds and saving an estimated $250 per return or $153,000 in total filing fees for customers.

NEWPORT & FLORENCE: Click Here To Schedule an Appointment

GRANT COUNTY: Click Here To Schedule an Appointment

Brighton Center VITA Site Locations:

Due to the COVID 19 and following CDC’s guidelines, we will be offering Free Tax Preparation as a Drop Off Site by Appointment Only

Center for Employment Training (CET)

  • 601 Washington Ave, Suite 140
  • Newport, KY 41071
  • January 30th thru April 10th
  • Saturdays: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Grant County – KY Career Center @ NKU

  • 390 N. Main St.
  • Williamstown, KY  41097
  • February 10th through March 10th
  • Wednesdays:  1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Kentucky Career Center - Florence

  • 8020 Veterans Memorial Drive
  • Florence, KY 41042
  • February 4th through April 8th
  • Thursdays: 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

 

  • We will perform a “Well Check” as you enter the building,
  • You will be required to wear a face mask

For more information contact:
Davina Sullivan
VITA Specialist
(859) 491-8303 Ext. 2217
dsullivan@brightoncenter.com

 

What to Bring:

  • For married filing joint, both spouses must be present
  • Proof of identification for yourself and/or your spouse
  • Social Security cards or Individual Taxpayer Identification Notice (ITIN) for you, your spouse, and/or dependents
  • Proof of foreign status if applying for ITIN
  • Birth dates for you, your spouse, and/or dependents on the return
  • All forms: W-2 and 1099
  • Information for “other” income
  • Information for all deductions and credits
  • Daycare: Providers name, Providers Tax ID number, and total amount paid
  • Proof of account for direct deposit
  • Copy of last year’s return
  • For Prior Year Returns – copies of income transcripts from IRS (and state, if applicable)

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.
  • 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 that 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 Davina Sullivan at (859) 491-8303 ext. 2217 or dsullivan@brightoncenter.com.