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WSVN -- Donna Roberts figures she won't have to worry about mistakes if the IRS does her return because she makes less than $49,000 a year.

Donna is eligible for the volunteer income tax assistance program also known as Vita.

Michael Dobzinski: "It's basically designed to help low income working families or individuals whose incomes are $49,000 or less."

Vita is a big help for this retiree living on a fixed income.

Donna Roberts: "I've been going to H&R and that can add up on dollars so when you're living on income that's not all that much you're not working any more it helps a lot."

If you want help with your return, and you qualify you should bring:

Proof of identification, a copy of last year's tax return and your individual taxpayer identification number and all pertinent documents.

There are about 100 Vita sites in Miami-Dade and Broward counties alone. It's one of the most successful programs provided by the IRS.

Donna Roberts: "We celebrated our 40th anniversary last year in the volunteer program and each year it's grown it's a service that we think we need to provide to taxpayers who can't afford professional tax help."

Lynn Martinez: "Don't forget, this year's tax deadline is April 18th.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

VITA PROGRAM INFOwww.irs.gov/individuals/article/0,,id=107626,00.html

FLORIDA VITA SITESwww.irs.gov/individuals/article/0,,id=233765,00.html

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