United Way of Tarrant County today announced that its 12 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Community Tax Centers, which are located throughout Tarrant County, are open through Wednesday, April 17, 2019.
VITA is a free income tax preparation program for individuals and households with income of $56,000 or less. Qualifying individuals receive quality tax preparation services from IRS-certified volunteers. Tax center locations can be found at www.unitedwaytarrant.org/vita/.
“We are committed to assisting families on a path toward financial stability,” said TD Smyers, President and CEO of United Way of Tarrant County. “Participants not only receive free tax preparation, but they can also get help with financial education and coaching as well.”
Individuals and families who want to participate in the VITA program need to bring the following items to the Community Tax Center of their choice:
- Photo ID
- Original Social Security card or ITIN for each person listed on the tax return
- Copy of last year’s tax return
- All W-2 wage statements for 2018
- 1099 SSA, 1099-R and 1099-G
- Cash income amount and work expenses
- 1095 Health coverage form
- Direct deposit information
For many years, VITA has helped Tarrant County residents with financial stability and resiliency. In 2018, VITA volunteers prepared more than 8,000 returns, helping families receive more than $13 million in tax refunds.