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What is VITA?

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to those who generally make $56,000 or less, those with disabilities and limited English-speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.

Important Information for Your 2019 Tax Year Filing

SNHU-VITA will be open for the tax year on February 11, 2020 and closed on April 10, 2020. We will not be open from March 09-13 due to spring break.

Date of Return

The due date for the US individual income tax return for tax year 2019 is April 15, 2020.

Standard Deduction Increases

The standard deduction for taxpayers who do not itemize deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040) changes every year. The standard deduction amounts for the 2019 tax year are:

  • $24,400 - Married filing jointly or qualifying widow(er) with dependent child
  • $18,350 - Head of household
  • $12,200 - Single or married filing separately

Please note: There is a higher standard deduction for those filers who are age 65 or older, or legally blind.

Earned Income Credit (EIC)

For 2019, the amount of credit increased.

The maximum credit is:

  • $3,526 with one qualifying child
  • $5,828 with two qualifying children
  • $6,557 with three or more qualifying children
  • $529 with no qualifying child

Location & Hours

Southern New Hampshire University

2500 North River Road

Manchester, NH 03106

Webster Hall VITA Tax Prep Services Webster Hall, Lobby Tuesday (2:00 pm-7:00 pm) and Friday (2:00 pm-7:00 pm) Walk-ins welcome, no appointment needed.


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