Since 1969 volunteers have provided free tax assistance and prepared millions of federal tax returns through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. This program, under the guidance of the IRS, helps provide free tax preparation service for the underserved low to moderate income populations that include the elderly; disabled; limited English proficient; non-urban and Native American taxpayers.
Since 2004, North Texas Area United Way and the Community Asset Building coalition have promoted the VITA program to endorse financial stability among the working poor and raise awareness of the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit, credits which can sometimes be worth as much as $6,000 or more for qualifying families.
VITA volunteers will help prepare and file basic federal income tax returns for eligible working individuals and families with incomes of less than $49,000. No previous accounting or tax experience is needed to volunteer, but all volunteers must receive free training and certification in basic tax preparation and use of the TaxSlayer software. Volunteers may also opt for training in intermediate and advanced tax return preparation. Once certified, volunteers will be assigned to VITA sites throughout North Texas.
In Tax Year 2015, volunteers prepared 3115 tax returns bringing in over $3.6 million in refunds back to our community and hardworking families and individuals.
Please join us this year as we continue our mission to serve and to Live United!
- Administrative Support
- Customer Service
- Office Reception
- Basic Computer Skills
- Program Management
- Data Entry
Good Match For
Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 16