Free Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)         

In an effort to promote financial stability and asset building in our community, IRS-certified volunteers provide free income tax preparation assistance to low-to-moderate income families whose annual household income is up to $56,000.

VITA Program Goals

  1. To help low-to-moderate income families (up to $56,000) with tax preparation. 

  • Taxpayers are assisted with receiving tax credits such as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), a commonly overlooked credit that may add more than a month's worth of salary to the individual or family's annual income. Research shows the Earned Income Tax Credit lifts more children out of poverty than any other government program. .

  1. To provide financial literacy education to Kenosha County residents to promote self-sufficiency through wealth building and debt-reduction outreach programs for those outside the financial mainstream.  These assets give people a stake in their future and in their community.

  • During the past 10 years, the VITA program has brought more than $18M back to Kenosha County residents..

Want to file your own tax returns? Households earning up to $66,000 can visit MyFreeTaxes.com  It's safe, easy and 100% free to file. 

How VITA Helps Our Community

Read the stories below to find out how VITA has helped different community members become more financially stable.

  • Click here to hear how the VITA program helped Pam.

 

We Need Volunteers!

Receive free training to become an IRS-certified tax preparer.  Help your community by volunteering a few hours per month to prepare taxes for those unable to afford it.  Other volunteer opportunities are available in language interpreting, financial education, intake specialists, and client registration.  

No previous experience is necessary!  Complete the Volunteer Application and the Background Check Form today.  If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Rita Nicholson at RNicholson@kenoshaunitedway.org.

For more information, contact us at unitedway@kenoshaunitedway.org or call at 262-658-4104.