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Income Tax Assistance
Soma has experience in partnering with the IRS to bring volunteer income tax assistance to St. Joseph County and the surrounding area. We can connect you to with the best fitting program(s) for you and make sure you’re making the most of your taxes.
1028 E Colfax Ave
South Bend, IN 46617
8am - 5pm
What do we do-
Income Tax Assistance
Soma partnered with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in 2021 to bring volunteer income tax assistance, called the VITA program, to St. Joseph County and the surrounding areas.
The IRS’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs offer free basic tax return preparation to qualified individuals.
While the IRS manages the VITA and TCE programs, the VITA/TCE sites are operated by IRS partners and staffed by volunteers who want to make a difference in their communities. The IRS-certified volunteers who provide tax counseling are often retired individuals associated with non-profit organizations that receive grants from the IRS.
VITA/TCE services are not only free, they are also a reliable and trusted source for preparing tax returns. All VITA/TCE volunteers who prepare returns must take and pass tax law training that meets or exceeds IRS standards. This training includes maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of all taxpayer information. In addition to requiring volunteers to certify their knowledge of the tax laws, the IRS requires a quality review check for every return prepared at a VITA/TCE site prior to filing. Each filing season, tens of thousands of dedicated VITA/TCE volunteers prepare millions of federal and state returns. They also assist taxpayers with the preparation of thousands of Facilitated Self-Assistance returns.
Soma helped make sense of my taxes. What I once thought should be a long and expensive proccess was painless and so helpful. I don’t know what I would have done without them!
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