VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)

VITA Free Tax Preparation

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 $56,000.  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.  Last year, 1060 tax returns were filed through our VITA program, generating over $1,400,000 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.  Last year, 45 volunteers donated 1,505 hours of service with the VITA program.

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2020 VITA  Free Tax Preparation Locations 

By Appointment Only:

Monday Afternoons; 1/27/20 – 4/13/20 (closed on 2/17/20 for Presidents’ Day)
Legal Aid Society – 1 NW Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Rm 105, Evansville, IN
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Call 812-435-5173 , Mon.- Fri., 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. to schedule an appointment

 

Walk-In Locations:

Tuesday  and Thursday Evenings; 1/28/20 – 4/14/20
WorkOne – 700 E. Walnut St, Evansville, IN
6:00-8:00 p.m. (or until capacity is met)
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday Afternoons and Thursday Evenings; 1/28/20 – 4/14/20
TRI-CAP
– 499 W. State Road 62, Boonville, IN
Tuesday Afternoons, 1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday Evenings, 4:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday Evenings; 1/29/20 – 4/15/20
United Way of Southwestern Indiana – 318 Main St. (Innovation Pointe), Evansville, IN
Media Suite on 1st Floor
6:00-8:00 p.m. (or until capacity is met)
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Drop-Off Locations:
Clients can drop off all required tax information (see list below) to have their tax returns prepared, and then make an appointment to review their return about a week to ten days later. 

United Way of Southwestern Indiana – 318 Main St., Suite 504, Evansville, IN
Monday – Friday; 1/27/20 – 4/1/20 (Closed on 2/17/20 for Presidents’ Day)
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Christian Resource Center – 499 Jefferson Street, Rockport, IN
Mondays & Fridays; 1/27/20 – 3/30/20
10:00 a.m.- Noon and 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Special Dates

Super Saturdays
On Super Saturdays, you can have your taxes prepared and also receive free information on savings accounts and other financial services.

Saturday, February 8, 2020
Vanderburgh County
C.K. Newsome Community Center
100 Walnut Street, Evansville
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 22, 2020
Vanderburgh County
C.K. Newsome Community Center
100 Walnut Street, Evansville
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 14, 2020
Warrick County
Crossroads Christian Church
10800 Lincoln Avenue, Newburgh
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 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)
  • 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 2019 (if applicable)
  • Bank routing number and account number for direct deposit
  • If married, both spouses must be present
For more information, call 812-422-4100.