NOTE: Our VITA sites open January 25th and will begin accepting returns, however they will not be filed until the official start of the IRS tax season, February 12th. This means tax refunds will not be available before March.
Established in 2010, United Way’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) provides fast, free and confidential tax preparation services for low-to-moderate income individuals and families with a household income less than $55,000. All tax returns are filed by an IRS certified tax preparer.
For individuals living paycheck-to-paycheck, a full tax refund could be a significant boost to a family budget. VITA offers:
• FREE tax preparation and financial counseling services
• The highest accuracy rate of any tax preparation service
• An average savings of $273 on tax preparation fees
• Access to important credits like the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), which can return up to $6,318 to qualifying families