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United Way of Tarrant County Free Tax Preparation Program Helps Families Navigate Child Tax Credit

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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program available at 14 locations in Tarrant County

FORT WORTH, Texas (Feb. 7, 2022) –United Way of Tarrant County’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program has begun FREE tax preparation services for individuals and families with a household income of $60,000 or less. VITA’s IRS-certified volunteers are trained to determine whether taxpayers qualify for either Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) or the Child Tax Credit (CTC) to maximize their refund potential.

“The VITA program makes it possible for families to have this individualized care with their tax returns without paying an out-of-pocket fee,” said Dr. Faye Beaulieu, Senior Vice President of Community Investment for United Way of Tarrant County.

Since VITA was brought to Tarrant County 12 years ago, we’ve helped residents secure more than $138 million in total tax refunds, filed more than 75,624 tax returns and saved residents over $20 million in tax preparation fees. Our successful program has helped Tarrant County residents with financial stability and resiliency.

Tax center locations can be found at www.unitedwaytarrant.org/vita. Tax centers are open through April 29 this tax season.

Below is a list of items you will need to file your income tax return through VITA:

  • Photo ID
  • Original Social Security card or ITIN for everyone listed on the tax return
  • Copy of last year’s tax return
  • All W-2 wage statements for 2021
  • SSA-1099, 1099-R and 1099-G
  • Cash income amount and work expenses
  • 1095 health coverage form
  • Direct deposit information

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About United Way of Tarrant County

United Way of Tarrant County has worked to improve the lives of those in our communities since 1922. As a nonprofit leader, we bring together individuals, groups, donors and service providers to help solve some of the toughest social issues affecting Tarrant County. Each year, United Way of Tarrant County helps more than 300,000 people through its resources. United Way of Tarrant County has no fees on donor designations, with 100 percent of the donations going to the selected agency or cause.

 

Contact:

Melody Kresser

United Way of Tarrant County

817-721-7937

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