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VITA

VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) is an IRS-supported, free income tax preparation program for low-to-moderate income individuals and families. VITA helps taxpayers prepare their tax returns at no cost to the individuals and families, and most importantly helps taxpayers claim important tax credits like the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC).

The mission of the city’s VITA program is to provide free income tax preparation services to low and moderate-income individuals and families. Through the efforts of community volunteers, VITA helps individuals keep their hard earned money and brings millions of dollars back into the local economy through refunds and valuable tax credits.

VITA Volunteers provide free income tax assistance from mid-January to the end of April. Locate a VITA site near you by calling the United Way Helpline at 2-1-1 or by visiting http://www.freetaxdfw.com

Volunteer with VITA

Visit one of our VITA locations in Tarrant County:

  • Northside Community Center, 1100 NW 18th St.
    • Monday-Friday: 4-8:30 p.m. (Closed Wednesday during March and April)
    • Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Southside Community Center, 959 E. Rosedale St.
    • Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 3-8 p.m.
    • Wednesday: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
    • Saturday: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
    • Closes April 30, 2016.
  • Opening Doors for Women, 3507 Horne St.
    • Monday-Thursday: 3-8 p.m.
    • Friday: 1-6 p.m.
    • Saturday: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
    • *New service added: myfreetaxes.com
    • Closes April 30, 2016.
  • TCC South Campus, 5301 Campus Dr.
    • Tuesday and Thursday: 2-7 p.m.
    • Saturday: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
    • New service added: VITA on the Go
  • TCC Opportunity Center, 5901 Fitzhugh Ave.
    • Monday-Thursday: 2-7 p.m.
    • Saturday: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
    • New service added: myfreetaxes.com
  • Community Enrichment Center, 6250 Northeast Loop 820, North Richland Hills
    • Monday and Thursday: 3-8 p.m.
    • Tuesday: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
    • Wednesday: 2-6 p.m.
    • Saturday: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
    • New service added: VITA on the Go
  • Grace, 610 Shady Brook Drive, Grapevine
    • Tuesday and Wednesday: 2-7 p.m.
    • Saturday: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
    • New service added: VITA on the Go
  • Grapevine Community Outreach Center, 3010 Mustang Drive, Grapevine
    • Wednesday: 6-9 p.m.
    • Sunday: Noon-5 p.m.
    • New service added: VITA on the Go and myfreetaxes.com
  • Catholic Charities Fort Worth, 249 Thornhill Drive
    • Monday-Thursday: Noon-8 p.m.
    • Friday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
    • Saturday: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Frequently Asked Questions about VITA

Who is eligible for VITA’s free tax preparation services?

The VITA program offers free tax help to individuals and families with low-to-moderate income (generally below $60,000).

What do I need to bring with me on my visit with VITA?

The following items are needed to prepare your tax return:

  • A proof of identification, such as a driver’s license or photo ID
  • Social security card or Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) for you, your spouse and dependents
  • Birth dates for you, your spouse and your dependents listed on the tax return
  • Wage and earning statement(s), such as Form W-2, W-2G, or 1099-R, from all employers
  • Interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1099-INT)
  • A copy of last year’s federal returns, if available
  • Bank routing numbers and account numbers for direct deposit
  • Total paid for day care provider and the day provider’s tax identifying number (the provider’s Social Security number or the provider’s business Employer Identification Number)
  • To file taxes electronically on a married filing jointly tax return, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms

Where’s my refund?

If you haven’t received your refund yet, go to the IRS website and use the Where’s My Refund tool. You will need to know your social security number, filing status and refund amount.

Where can I get a copy of my tax return transcript or tax account transcript?

You can obtain a free copy by either ordering your transcript online, calling the IRS Transcript Order Line at 1-800-908-9946, or printing and filling out Form 4506-T before mailing or faxing it to the address listed on the form.

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