We Fight for Financial Stability
Yearly, UWECI organizes VITA with community partners to improve services & returns to local families and individuals. United Way also recruits & 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 $54,000, 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!