Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, Inc

VITA & Financial Resources

GLCAC, are here to help you File for Your Unemployment and Other Financial Questions!

 

Our Financial Literacy Coordinator, Ancel Tejada is working offsite and can assist with unemployment and other financial questions.  To request an appointment to speak by phone please email atejada@glcac.org or leave a message at 978-620-4752.

 

Also you can use the links below for help with Unemployment:

 

COVID-19: Department of Unemployment Assistance Contact Request

(FILLING OUT THIS FORM IS NOT FILING A CLAIM)

 

Individuals use a link below will fill out and submit a form then will be placed on a list to receive a telephone call from the DUA. Filling out the form is not filing a claim. 

 

 

¡GLCAC, estamos aquí para ayudarlo a presentar su desempleo y otras preguntas financieras!

 

Nuestro Coordinador de Educación Financiera, Ancel Tejada, está trabajando fuera del sitio y puede ayudar con el desempleo y otras cuestiones financieras. Para solicitar una cita para hablar por teléfono, envíe un correo electrónico a atejada@glcac.org o al 978-620-475

Ayuda con el desempleo:

 

COVID-19: Solicitud de contacto del Departamento de Asistencia de Desempleo

(LLENAR ESTE FORMULARIO NO ES PRESENTAR UNA RECLAMACIÓN)

 

Las personas que usan un enlace a continuación completarán y enviarán un formulario y luego se colocarán en una lista para recibir una llamada telefónica del DUA. Completar el formulario no es presentar un reclamo.

 

 

https://www.mass.gov/forms/covid-19-solicitud-de-contacto-del-departamento-de-asistencia-al-desempleado

 

https://www.mass.gov/info-details/informacion-de-desempleo-de-massachusetts-sobre-el-virus-covid-19

 

https://www.mass.gov/forms/covid-19-department-of-unemployment-assistance-contact-request

 

La forma más rápida de procesar un reclamo de pago es en línea https://www.mass.gov/how-to/apply-for-unemployment-benefits

 

 

 

GUIDE ON HOW TO FILE FOR UNEMPLOYMENT

 

APPLY FOR UNEMPLOYMENT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vital Help from VITA

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

Our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program is a team of volunteers who work with low-income people help file federal and state income taxes.  There program is free to qualifying individuals (those earning $55,000 or less).

Returns to the Community

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $55,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax

returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.

 

GLCAC’s VITA Program Stats:

 

  • GLCAC Helped 440 people File Their Federal Tax Returns in 2017
  • Those Filers Each Received An Average Of 1,982 In Tax Returns 
  • 164 Filers qualified For Nearly $283,950 In Earned Income Tax Credits 

When To File Your Taxes:

The program operates annually between Late January and mid-April so filers meet the April 15 tax-filing deadline. 

Volunteer tax preparers are available Monday through Thursday, 4:30-7:30 p.m., by appointment only at GLCAC 305 Essex St., Lawrence MA.

 

About VITA:

GLCAC is a recipient of a VITA grant from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.  The grant allows GLCAC to train the volunteer tax preparers and operate the VITA service, which includes the online filing of tax returns.