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What is VITA?

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to those who generally make $60,000 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 Tax Year Filing

The SNHU-VITA clinics generally open for the tax year in early February and close the week prior to April 15th.  We are not open during the spring break.  Please contact us for if you are looking for this year’s exact clinic dates.

Important Dates

The due date for the US individual income tax return is generally April 15th.

Standard Deduction

The standard deduction for taxpayers who do not itemize deductions on Schedule A (Form 1040) changes every year. The standard deduction amounts vary depending on whether you are:

  • Married filing jointly or qualifying widow(er) with dependent child
  • Head of household
  • 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.

Non-Resident Tax Filing

We are certified to complete non-resident tax returns. If you are a community member currently studying in the United States we may be able to assist you with your individual return.

Earned Income Credit (EIC)

The maximum credit is adjusted based on:

  • Filing with one qualifying child
  • Filing with two qualifying children
  • Filing with three or more qualifying children
  • Filing with no qualifying child

The link below provides guidance around filing status.

Location & Hours

Southern New Hampshire University

2500 North River Road

Manchester, NH 03106

Webster Hall VITA Tax Prep Services Webster Hall, Lobby.  Typically, you will drop off your return and we will call you back when it is complete.  Walk-ins are welcome, no appointment needed, but we do not guarantee same day service.
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