PathWays PA’s VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program provides free tax preparation to individuals and families with annual household incomes under $56,000. The VITA program helps low wage workers access the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and other tax credits without incurring the high preparation fees and costly refund anticipation loans associated with commercial preparers, enabling them to keep more of their money.
During tax season, PathWays PA utilizes a network of fixed tax sites to serve tax filers. PathWays PA engages this approach to connect EITC-eligible filers in low-income and hard to reach communities with convenient VITA access, bringing tax services to where these filers live and work. PathWays PA also offers individuals aged 60 and older free filing for federal, state and Pennsylvania Rent and Property Tax Rebate claims.
PathWays PA tax programs emphasize strong customer service and high quality preparation, through IRS trained and certified tax preparers. Our tax service features free e-filing and refund direct deposit to help filers receive refunds quickly (generally within 8 -14 days). We also help filers focus on using the refund to achieve year-round financial stability, by offering U.S. Savings Bonds and prepaid debit cards to help filers save and manage their financial resources.