Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers FREE tax prep by IRS certified volunteers to individuals that make $56,000 or less, persons with disabilities and veterans. It is a primary objective to help eligible taxpayers receive the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) to improve their financial stability. VITA also gives financial information and guidance to clients who are struggling to make ends meet. The EITC refund and service referrals help secure families against financial hardship and potential poverty. Through our efforts, Capital Area United Way (CAUW) will ensure income stability for families, and strengthen the Capital Area community.
In 2019, 165 VITA volunteers prepared over 7,200 federal and state tax returns across our 10-parishes, infusing households in our local communities with over $9 million of refunded dollars. The VITA program contributes to individual and family stability by ensuring that qualifying households earning less than $56,000 receive the EITC (as of 2020), which is considered one of the most effective anti-poverty tools. Click here for more information.
- Call 211
- Click here to search VITA sites.
- Click here to make an appointment
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Thanks to our VITA Partners and Funders
Interested in becoming a VITA partner?