Refer to VISTA Member Handbook: Chapter 2: Overview of Your Year in AmeriCorps VISTA

W-4 Employee's Withholding Allowance Form. Complete the W-4 Form to establish income tax withholding for your year of service.
W-5 Earned Income Credit Advance Payment Form. If you are eligible for an earned income tax credit, complete a W-5 Form (see Chapter 5).

Visit the my americorps website ( and log in to make sure you have filled out these forms completely. If you have questions please feel free to contact VMSU.

VISTA Member Support Unit (VMSU)

The VMSU is dedicated to helping VISTA candidates and members with:

•Questions about your service year

•Filling out administrative forms on My Americorps

•Questions about the Terms, Conditions, and Benefits of VISTA service

•Travel information and travel reimbursement

Contact the VMSU toll free at 866-473-5733 or email the VISTA Member Support Unit directly.