We Fight for Financial Stability
Each year, United Way of East Central Iowa organizes VITA with community partners to improve services and returns to local families and individuals. United Way also recruits and trains volunteers for VITA locations in Linn and Jones Counties.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) is a national IRS sponsored program that helps you receive your maximum federal and state tax refunds. If your household income is less than $53,000, you may qualify for VITA’s services.
The average tax preparation fee is $176. Those who can’t afford this fee either do their own taxes (often missing important tax credits) or do not file their taxes at all. Through VITA, IRS-certified volunteers complete and file your tax return for free!