Alleviating Tax Season Woes
VITA program is here to help
Tax season can be a hectic time of year and for some reading all the different forms can be difficult. Many people will simply drop their paperwork on a professional's desk and pay a pile of cash to get the job done as quickly as possible.
If you are one of those people, save yourself money this tax season and learn a new skill in the process by taking advantage of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.
VITA is a self-service program endorsed by the IRS and offered by Military One Source that pairs Sailors and their families up with expert volunteers and streamlined tax software to get the job done right.and a refund in the bank.
"It is truly Sailors helping Sailors," said Lt.Alexandra Marin, a VITA program manager at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia. "It is an opportunity to work with a fellow Sailor on how to educate yourself on preparing your own taxes. It's a lifelong skill and starting out with a Sailor teaching you how to do this, so that the next year you can do it for yourself and help your family members and shipmates, that's critical, and self-service VITA taxes is the best way to go about doing that."
Sailors helping Sailors is the main ingredient to VITA. The volunteers share their knowledge so Sailors can learn how to complete their taxes this year and in the future.