Eligible Berkshire residents can get free tax help through VITA program

As a seasonal worker, Diane Miranda doesn’t have a lot of money to throw around.

So instead of paying an accounting firm $300 to file her taxes, she’s taking advantage of the free income tax preparation program offered by Berkshire Community Action Council.

“At no cost, you get all your taxes done, and you get your whole refund back,” she said. “But when you pay $300 for just a regular tax return, half your refund is gone already, so it’s pretty decent that they do this.”