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 

Come back soon! You can start scheduling your free tax appointment at over 25 sites across our 10 parishes on December 1, 2017.  Download the VITA Free Tax flier and share with your friends, family and coworkers.

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

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 

Do you make under $65,000? 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!