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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Benefits

Program Description

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.

Assistance is provided at community and neighborhood centers, libraries, schools, shopping malls, and other convenient locations.

General Program Requirements

You are able to use this program if you earn low to moderate income, are disabled, do not speak English well, or are a senior citizen.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

No application is needed to use this service. For information on volunteering or for the locations of the tax assistance sites, visit the Free Tax Return Preparation for Qualifying Taxpayers page or call 1-800-906-9887.

Program Contact Information

For more information, visit the Free Tax Return Preparation for Qualifying Taxpayers page. Or contact the help line at 1-800-906-9887 Or email us at partner@irs.gov