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VITA

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.

Or dial 352-332-4636

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

Alachua

Levy

Union

  • Alachua Branch Library
  • Library Partnership
  • Buchholz High School
  • Cone Park Library
  • Reichert House
  • South West Advocacy Group (SWAG)
  • Santa Fe College - Main Campus
  • Santa Fe College - Blount Center
  • Micanopy Branch Library
  • United Way of North Central Florida
  • University of Florida's Levin College of Law
  • Tri-County Community Resource Center 
  • Suncoast Credit Union
  • Union County Public Library

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 mtaylor@unitedwayncfl.org or (352) 333-0849

2017 Results:

  • 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).

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.