Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
What is V.I.T.A.
Our agency now offers tax assistance to eligible indivduals and families in our seven county service area through the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) by offerring free tax help for taxpayers who qualify.
We have trained community volunteers and offer free tax preparation assistance and free electronic filing (e-filing). Individuals taking advantage of the e-file program will receive their refunds in half the time compared to returns filed on paper – even faster when tax refunds are deposited directly into one's bank account.
The VITA Program offers free tax assistance for low-to moderate-income (Tax Year has been set at $49,000 and below), elderly, disabled and limited english speaking individuals and families that cannot prepare their own tax returns. We have certified volunteers for each of our five county service area that have received training to help prepare basic tax returns. Our tax sites are located at the following Community Action Agency county offices and Head Start Centers for your convenience:
Contact the office nearest you to schedule an appointment today!
If you are interested in volunteering your time in preparing tax returns for the VITA program, please click here to get a copy of our Volunteer appilcation to fax to (251) 626-2613.
Items you need to bring to the VITA/TCE sites to have your tax returns prepared
If any of the following apply to you, take documentation with you:
Prizes and awards
Scholarships and fellowships
Lottery/ gambling winnings