Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) is a national IRS sponsored program that provides free preparation of federal and state tax returns for households with income less than $53,000. As a VITA volunteer, you will help complete and file tax returns for those who can’t afford professional tax preparation services.
In 2017, 65 volunteers contributed 2,900 hours to the VITA program. They prepared 1,902 federal tax returns and 1,727 state returns. This saved VITA clients $335,000 in tax preparation fees and helped them claim $3.35 million in federal and state tax refunds.
If your company or service group is interested in leading and adopting a site, or you are interested in volunteering during the VITA season, please contact Cliff Ehlinger by emailing Cliff.Ehlinger@uweci.org or calling 319-398-5372 ext. 812.