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What is VITA?

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program offers FREE tax help to taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified taxpayers. Taxpayers can earn up to $6,269 from their earned income tax credit (EITC).

VITA is 100 percent FREE. 

Qualified taxpayers can include, but is not limited to:

  • Those who make $54,000 or less
  • Those with disabilities
  • Those with limited English

Call 2-1-1 for an appointment to have an IRS-certified volunteer prepare and file your taxes at one of our VITA sites. Or prepare your taxes at home at

Interested in Becoming a Volunteer?

Learn to prepare taxes and make a difference in your community at the same time. How can you make a difference? By simply volunteering to help your community by preparing taxes free of charge with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program.

Submit your application now by using the VITA/TCE Volunteer and Partner Sign Up and you will be one step closer to becoming a VITA tax volunteer. Applicant's information will be forwarded to the appropriate IRS office.

Certification in limited tax law is necessary, but training will be provided.


For more information, contact Marilyn Renwick-Taylor at or (352) 333-0849

2016 Results:

  • More than 200 volunteers participated

  • Refunded $2,574,869 to the community and saved taxpayers $565,735 in paid fees for a total impact of $3,140,604

  • The average refund was $1,719 and average EITC was $1,507 (saving an average tax fee for preparations of $260).