Free Tax Prep

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: