We are no longer accepting request for VITA. All of the appointment times are now booked.
You can walk-in on any of the 6 days VITA is operating. Please know walk-ins are on a first come first serve basis, time permitting. Walk-ins will fill all NO SHOWs, last minute cancelations and unexpected vacancies. Our intention and hope is to service as many walk-ins as possible, each day of operation. But there is no guarantee we would be able to service anyone if all appointments showed up.
Location: The Actors Fund 5757 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 400 LA CA 90036
Parking: We can validate parking in the garage connected to us. Behind Marie Calendars
VITA 2015 dates and times of operation:
|Saturday, February 28th 10:30 am - 2:30 pm|
|Saturday, March 7th 10:30 am - 2:30 pm|
|Saturday, March 21st 10:30 am - 2:30 pm|
|Thursday, March 5th 3:30 pm - 8:00 pm|
|Thursday, March 19th 3:30 pm - 8:00 pm|
|Thursday, March 26th 3:30 pm - 8:00 pm|
ALSO AVAILABLE TO YOU
www.MyFreeTaxes.org If you earned $60,000 or less in 2014 you can file your taxes for free by using this free URL provided to you by the IRS VITA program. This is open to anyone who earned $60K or less in 2014. If you earned over $60K in 2014 you can still use this program but will be charged a sliding scale fee based on your annual income.
Please know that IRS Certified volunteers receive training to help prepare returns for this program. NO ONE on THE ACTORS FUND staff has expert tax knowledge. If you need connection to community based organizations for tax questions or support please call The Actors Fund Intake Line at 323.330.2455.
The Entertainment Industry Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program provides free income tax preparation to low and moderate income entertainment industry individuals and families. IRS Certified volunteers receive training to help prepare returns. Our goal is to ensure that all individuals and families claim their possible tax refund and take advantage of the Earned Income Tax Credit that can often be overlooked. VITA is hosted at The Actors Fund Western Region office in Los Angeles and is supported in part by contributions from AEA, SAG-AFTRA, SAG Foundation and IATSE to assist their members. Volunteers go through an IRS certification process to be eligible to prepare taxes with clients. None of the Volunteers are paid to provide this assistance. In 2014 we were able to provide 178 clients with free tax preparation and filed over 352 Federal and State returns.
Please READ: you must meet the following eligibility criteria and be able to provide the following documents. You will NOT be seen unless you are able to provide the following:
PLEASE NOTE: VITA CANNOT PREPARE YOUR RETURN if you have the FOLLOWING TYPES of income or assets or filing status. There are NO EXCEPTIONS to these rules.
If you just have an IRA we can prepare your taxes.
If you have these types of needs on your tax return need, please know you will be turned away at your appointment. There are no exceptions.
Neither the Volunteers nor their sponsoring unions receive remuneration for the assistance you are receiving. They are NOT LEGALLY LIABLE FOR THE RETURNS IN ANY WAY. Responsibility for the accuracy and completeness rests solely with the person(s) filing the returns. Should the return(s) be selected for audit by the IRS or any state agency, you will need to seek professional tax representation. VITA will not be able to represent you in this process.
Volunteer to become a VITA Tax Preparer
Join the team of fantastic volunteers making a difference in the lives of entertainment industry professionals! To become an VITA Tax Preparer volunteer please contact Tina Hookom, LCSW-Director of Social Services – Western Region The Actors Fund, 323.330.2413 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To become a volunteer tax preparer there are certifications required to pass before you can prepare taxes.
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Learn more on how you can become a volunteer for VITA.