Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, Inc

Financial Literacy Program

  • Understand your finances

  • Reduce your anxiety

  • Plan for your future

We offer services and seminars to help you take control of your finances.

Financial Literacy Seminars

Fall 2022

Learn about basic budgeting, basic banking, credit, loans, identity theft, and more!

Seminar Schedule (English) (coming soon)

Enrollment Form (English) (coming soon)

Seminar Schedule (Spanish) (coming soon)

Enrollment Form (Spanish) (coming soon)

Get Help Filing Taxes & Get a Tax Refund

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program

Filing tax returns often results in tax refunds for low-income individuals. This can mean extra money to pay overdue bills, provide for families or save for the future. 

What is VITA? 

Our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is a team of volunteers that helps qualified individuals file federal and state income taxes. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. The programs run from Feb. 1 through April 15. 

Who qualifies for VITA? 

VITA is available to qualifying individuals generally earning $57,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited-English-speaking taxpayers.  

How do I participate? 

Call to make an appointment for tax assistance. Call Edy Lopez at 978-620-4752, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 What do I need to bring to my appointment?

Clients need to provide copies of the following documents:

· Proof of identification – photo ID

· Social Security cards for the client, client’s spouse and any dependents.

· Wage and earning statement(s): Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R, 1099-Misc from all employers.

· 1099G unemployment form

· 1099-INT bank interest earned, if applicable

· A copy of last year’s federal and state returns, if available

· Forms 1095 A, B, and C, health coverage statement

· Letter 6419 Advance child tax credit (NEW)

· Letter 6475 Economic impact payments (NEW)