"Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)"

United States

The VITA program is an IRS initiative designed to support free tax preparation service for the underserved through various partner organizations.

What is Volunteer Income Tax Assistance ?

The VITA facilities are run by IRS partners and staffed by volunteers who wish to make a difference in their communities. The IRS supervises the VITA programs.

How Does Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Work ?

The VITA offers free tax help to people who generally make $58,000 or less, persons with disabilities, elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers.

Who is Eligible for Volunteer Income Tax Assistance ?

You must carry, photo identification, social security cards, interest and dividend statements & any other tax documents you received.

What to Carry to Your Local VITA Site ?


To use the VITA service, no application is required. Volunteers prepare basic income tax returns for free and file them electronically for eligible taxpayers.

How to Apply for Volunteer Income Tax Assistance ?

Find a VITA Site Near You


VITA sites are found in community and neighborhood centers, libraries, schools & malls. You can either use the VITA Locator Tool to find the closest VITA site to you.