Free Tax Prep

  • Don’t like doing your taxes?
  • Need help filling out the forms & filing?
  • Earn less than $56,000?

You may qualify for free tax preparation services provided by trained volunteers at one of many VITA sites throughout the region.

More than half of all taxpayers pay a professional tax preparer to file their tax return. While this is great for those with complex tax issues, it can cost $200 or more, and often involves additional fees for loans, cash advances and company cash cards.

VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) volunteers are highly trained and accurate; they never sell or charge you anything. Your return is filed electronically and the IRS refund is deposited directly into a bank account in about 7 to 10 days.

VITA can’t help if you are already “in controversy” with IRS about former year taxes.  In that case, contact one of the Low Income Tax Clinics: