Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Additional Resources
To support VITA efforts this tax season, Oklahoma Native Assets Coalition, Inc. (ONAC) has compiled several resources for Native VITA site coordinators and advocates, including:
Recently publishing a handout with information provided by Native VITA sites regarding how they delivered remote and/or socially distanced VITA services during the 2020 tax season and shutdowns associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Information on free tax filing on their website.
Free training and technical assistance for tribes and Native-led nonprofits interested in designing and administering Individual Development Account (IDA) programs, Children’s Savings Account, financial education, Emergency Savings Account, Emergency Cash Assistance, Financial Coaching, and Bank On programs. To access these services, email Christy Finsel, ONAC Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Offering three types of free financial coaching to tribal citizens across the United States: 1) credit counseling; 2) homebuyer education; and 3) financial management (i.e. budgeting). Register here for free ONAC financial coaching services from a Native certified financial coach.
If you are looking for a VITA site to refer your clients to for free tax preparation, you can find a location near you using this Locator Tool.