What is VITA?
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program offers FREE tax help to taxpayers who need assistance. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified taxpayers. Taxpayers can earn up to $6,431 from their earned income tax credit (EITC). And with Child Tax Credit (CTC), taxpayers can earn up to $2,000 per child.
VITA is 100 percent FREE.
Qualified taxpayers can include, but is not limited to:
- Low- to moderate-income households
- Individuals with disabilities
- Individuals with limited English
- Individuals living in the surrounding rural communities
Starting mid-January, 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 www.myfreetaxes.com
Make an appointment with 2-1-1!
Starting mid-January, call 2-1-1 for an appointment to have an IRS-certified volunteer prepare and file your taxes at one of our VITA sites. You can call by dialing 211 or (352) 332-4636.
Or make an appointment online here:
Or prepare your taxes at home
What should I bring to my appointment?
Please click here to check what you need to bring for your VITA appointment.
2019 VITA Sites
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 email@example.com or (352) 333-0849
More than 200 volunteers participated
Refunded $1,934,638 to the community and saved taxpayers $594,321 in paid fees for a total impact of $2,530,666.
The average refund was $1,719 and average EITC was $1,507 (saving an average tax fee for preparations of $275).