Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Free Tax Prep 

Get your taxes done for FREE by a local certified tax preparer who is passionate about helping you. If you worked in 2017, had children living with you and earned less than $55,000, then you could be eligible for an Earned Income Tax Credit of up to $6,000 through Capital Area United Way’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program!  Schedule your appointment below.

Check out Super Tax Day, sponsored by Entergy, on Saturday, February 3rd - click here.

EITC Awareness was January 26th - learn more about the Earned Income Tax Credit here


Schedule Your Appointment 

Click here to schedule your VITA appointment.  Download the VITA Free Tax flier and share with your friends, family and coworkers.

Search Our Sites

Click here to search for VITA sites or to view a PDF of the current sites.  Click here for more information.

Become a VITA Volunteer  

Serving as a VITA volunteer is more than just doing taxes. It's an opportunity to help low-wage, working families keep more of what they earn by volunteering. Our volunteers have returned more than $25 million in tax refunds to our 10-parish community, making individuals and families more financially stable.

  • No experience needed

  • Training provided online and in-person

  • Work with mentors to grow your skills

  • Volunteer as your schedule allows

To learn more visit the Become a VITA Volunteer page.  Already a VITA Volunteer - visit our Resource page

Questions about VITA? 

To learn more about what the free tax prep process is like with VITA, including details on appointments, documents needed, and more, please view our Frequently Asked Questions

For additional questions about VITA, including how to become a  VITA partner in the 10-parish region, email vita@cauw.org.

Start Filing for Free Now 

Who is eligible for My Free Taxes?
MyFreeTaxes is a free, safe and simple way for individuals or households earning $66,000 or less to file state and federal taxes.The income maximum is uniform, and is unaffected by family size.
Please note foreign income is out of scope for MyFreeTaxes and the software does not offer forms for Foreign students to file. Additonally, MyFreeTaxes does not offer the 1040NR form.
Do your taxes online now for FREE with MyFreeTaxes.com.

It's easy, secure, and 100% free! Learn more!

Thanks to our VITA Partners and Funders 

Entergy, Capital One, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Prosperity Now, Guaranty Broadcasting, IRS, Red River Bank, Save Your Refund and Geaux Save


Interested in becoming a VITA partner?  

Read more about our impact in the 10-parish region.  And email us at vita@cauw.org to learn more about the ways you can be involved!