The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) created the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) free tax prep program to provide free tax preparation for low- to moderate-income taxpayers using community partners and volunteers. Each year, United Way volunteers help thousands of individuals and families prepare their taxes.
Visit volunteerforvita.org to learn how you can volunteer with VITA.
Why We Help
We help because we want people to keep more of what they earn.
During the 2022 tax season, United Way and the VITA free tax prep program completed almost 9,000 tax returns, helped taxpayers save more than $2.7 million in tax preparation fees and brought more than $11 million in federal refunds back to the community.
All of this was done with the help of VITA Volunteers.
WANT TO VOLUNTEER? JOIN OUR VOLUNTEER TEAM!
Ready for Tax Season?
We’re here to help you navigate your tax returns. Check out these resources…
Documents you need to file
VITA Required Documents checklist and see all documents required to file your taxes. If you are missing a document, follow the links in the checklist to obtain a copy.
File online at GetYourRefund.org
Get Your Refund provides free tax filing for households that qualify. Watch this video to learn how GetYourRefund.org works.
Unemployment is taxable!
Your refund may be lower this year if you received unemployment. Unemployment is taxable income and must be reported to the IRS. Unemployment does not count as earned income for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).
Interactive tax assisant
This free tool provides answers to a number of tax law questions. It can determine if you’re eligible for credits, can deduct expenses, etc.
Where's my refund?
Visit the IRS website to check the status of your refund. You will need your social security number or ITIN, your filing status and your exact refund amount.
DID YOU KNOW? VITA HAS SERVED OUR COMMUNITY SINCE 2004.