VITA Tax Aid program to make appointments for 2022 tax filing beginning Monday

(ABC 6 News) – Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) announced they will start making appointments for 2022 tax filing beginning on Monday, Jan. 16.

VITA aids nearly 2,000 households in Olmsted County to file their income taxes every year.

“It’s a need that few people recognize as a need,” said David Oeth, VITA Coordinator here in Rochester, “people come to us with language barriers, cultural barriers, and a real lack of knowledge when it comes to properly filing their taxes. We take those barriers away, ensure that people are in compliance with the IRS, and we help people to get the tax returns they really need in their financial circumstances.

Residents of Olmsted County may call 211 or (800-543-7709) in order to schedule a tax appointment. Appointments will occur February 1 through April 18, 2023.

Locations for appointments include The Salvation Army, 125Live, the Hawthorne Education Center, the Mantorville Senior Center, and the Stewartville Center for Active Adults.

Additional information for those looking to make an appointment, including an information check list for households to bring to their appointments, can be found, HERE.