Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Every year during tax season (mid-January to mid-April) Hunkpati Investments operates a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site that prepares income tax returns for low- to moderate-income individuals and families free of charge. The VITA site is administered by IRS-certified volunteers who are knowledgeable on the latest tax credits and able to help community members maximize their tax refunds. Since 2009, Hunkpati Investments staff and volunteers have prepared 604 tax returns for Crow Creek and Lower Brule families. In 2013, tax returns filed through Hunkpati Investments brought over $300,000 in Earned Income Tax Credits back to our community.