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United Way of Southwest Louisiana’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites offer FREE tax preparation! Every year millions of dollars in earned income credits go unclaimed. The VITA program utilizes IRS certified volunteers at several sites throughout Southwest Louisiana to prepare your taxes at no cost. Using IRS e-file and your bank’s direct deposit, your refunds can be in your pocket in as little as 7-10 business days.
United Way of Southwest Louisiana is recruiting volunteers to help hard-working individuals and families in our community with their income tax preparation. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program provides free tax help to qualifying residents of Southwest Louisiana.
Training sessions will begin in November for the 2019-2020 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program in Southwest Louisiana.
The training sessions will include information on Link and Learn and training on TaxSlayer, the program used by the volunteer tax preparers to file clients' tax returns for free. No experience is necessary. Training will be given by an IRS-certified instructor and all materials are provided.
In addition to VITA, United Way of Southwest Louisiana is proud to partner with MyFreeTaxes.com to bring Southwest Louisiana a simple, FREE way to file income taxes. If you make less than $66,000 annually, simply gather your documents, click the banner below, click the "File for Free" button, make an account and get started on your FREE tax self-preparation!
VITA sites offer free income tax preparation for individuals who, generally, make less than $54,000 annually, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers who are in need of assistance.
VITA sites will be open on a regular basis throughout the 2019 tax season. An updated list of sites will be published in January 2020. You will need an appointment for the site of your choice which can be done by DIALING 2-1-1.
For over 79 years, United Way of Southwest Louisiana has been committed to building strong, successful families and strengthening our community.
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