VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)

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VITA Program

The VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program offers free tax preparation and e-filing services to individuals and families with an annual household income at or below $54,000.  VITA tax preparers are certified by the IRS to ensure that clients receive all eligible Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC) and Child Tax Credits.  In addition, clients save money by not having to pay fees associated with tax preparation.  Through the VITA program, we help hard-working individuals and families in our community take advantage of their tax dollars and reinvest their returns back into Southwestern Indiana.  This year, 925 tax returns were filed through our VITA program, generating $1,536,487 in state and federal refunds.  Many clients used their tax refunds to pay bills, add to their savings accounts, purchase homes, and make home or car repairs.  The VITA program depends heavily on a group of local volunteers who donate their time during tax season.  This year, 55 volunteers donated 1,320 hours of service with the VITA program.

Thank You to OneMain Financial, for providing funding for our 2018 VITA Program.

 

2019 VITA Volunteer Training Session Dates

  • Training dates for VITA Preparers and Greeters will be scheduled for early January, 2019.  Please check back in October for more information.

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2018 VITA  Free Tax Preparation Locations 

By Appointment Only:

Monday Afternoons; 1/29/18 – 4/16/18 (closed on 2/19/18 for Presidents’ Day)
Legal Aid Society – 1 NW Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Rm 105, Evansville, IN
1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Call 812-435-5173 , Mon. – Fri., 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. to schedule an appointment

Thursday Evenings; 2/1/18 – 4/12/18
TRI-CAP 499 W. State Route 62, Boonville, IN
Call 2-1-1 or 812-421-2800, Mon. – Fri., 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. to schedule an appointment

 

Walk-In Locations:

Tuesday Evenings; 1/30/18 – 4/17/18
Work One – 700 E. Walnut St, Evansville, IN
6:00-8:00 pm (or until capacity is met)
Doors open at 5:30 pm

Wednesday Evenings; 1/31/18 – 4/11/18
United Way of Southwestern Indiana – 501 N.W. 4th St., Evansville, IN
6:00-8:00 pm (or until capacity is met)
Doors open at 5:30 pm

Thursday Evenings; 2/1/18 – 4/12/18 (closed on 3/29/18 for Spring Break)
Bosse High School – 1300 Washington Ave., Evansville, IN
6:00-8:00 pm (or until capacity is met)
Doors open at 5:30 pm

 

Super Saturdays:
On Super Saturdays, you can have your taxes prepared and also receive help filling out and submitting your student’s FAFSA form.  (Click here for a list of documents to bring for FAFSA.)

Saturday, February 10, 2018
United Way of Southwestern Indiana Office
501 NW 4th Street, Evansville
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Saturday, March 10, 2018
TRI-CAP Office
499 IN-62, Boonville
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

All locations are handicapped accessible, and will follow local school  corporation inclement weather closings.

What to Bring to Your Tax Preparation Appointment

  • All Tax information forms (W-2, 1099, 1098)
  • Proof of Insurance form (1095 A, B, or C)
  • Social Security Cards or ITIN letters for you and all persons you are claiming on your tax return:  Required
  • Proof of identity (valid driver’s license or other government issued photo ID):  Required
  • Child Care Provider Information
  • Last year’s taxes if available
  • Real estate property tax receipt (if applicable)
  • Landlord’s name, address, and amount of rent paid in 2017 (if applicable)
  • Bank routing number and account number for direct deposit
  • If married, both spouses must be present
For more information, contact 2-1-1, 812-421-2800, or lhill@unitedwayswi.org

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