Home > News

Volunteer with VITA to help provide free income tax assistance for families

Posted Dec. 15, 2016

Archived Content Information and links provided may no longer be accurate.

The City of Fort Worth is partnering with the United Way of Tarrant County to offer free income tax assistance for local families through the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program.

The VITA program targets qualifying low- to middle-income families and offers free tax assistance and income tax filing. VITA also offers additional financial education training on how to manage their finances by reducing debt and building assets.

The Fort Worth VITA program is seeking more than 400 volunteers to assist during the upcoming tax filing season, from late January to April 2017. Volunteers can get involved by becoming:

  • Greeters, who welcome and direct customers while overseeing sign-in.
  • Intake specialists, who ensure customers have the necessary documentation to complete their income tax return and help them complete the information in their VITA packet.
  • Interpreters, who provide free interpretation and translation services to customers not fluent in English, or customers who need additional assistance.
  • Tax preparers, who prepare simple tax returns and discuss the return with the customer after the quality review process is complete.

No prior qualification is required to be a VITA tax preparer, and VITA volunteers are not liable for mistakes, per the Volunteer Protection Act. A VITA staff person will be present with the volunteer at all times, and each tax return is reviewed before being submitted to the IRS.

Become a volunteer by visiting the VITA website.

Get articles like this in your inbox weekly. Subscribe to City News

City News

Calendar

What's In Your Subcontract?: 1:30 p.m. April 25, 2017; DFW International Airport, Administrative Headquarters, 2400 Aviation Drive.

Canceled City Council Work Session: 3 p.m. April 25, 2017; City Council Conference Room 290, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.

Como Math & Science Night: 5:30 p.m. April 25, 2017; Como Community Center, 4900 Horne St.

Canceled City Council Meeting: 7 p.m. April 25, 2017; CIty Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.

Metropolitan Area EMS Authority D/B/A Medstar Mobile Healthcare: 10 a.m. April 26, 2017; Medstar Mobile Healthcare, 2900 Alta Mere Dr.
View the agenda »

City Plan Commission - Work Session : noon April 26, 2017; City Council Conference Room 290, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

City Plan Commission - Public Hearing: 1:30 p.m. April 26, 2017; City Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

Park and Recreation Advisory /board: 4 p.m. April 26, 2017; Rockwood Park Golf Course Ben Hogan Learning Center, 1851 Jacksboro Highway.
View the agenda »

Rolling & Walking Town Hall: 6 p.m. April 26, 2017; Buck Sansom Park, 3600 Sansom Park Drive.
Register for this event »

Bluebonnet Circle Infrastructure Improvements Meeting: 6:30 p.m. April 26, 2017; Trinity Episcopal Church, 3401 Bellaire Drive South.

Housing Channel Financial Literacy Class (Credit & Budgeting): 10 a.m. April 27, 2017; Southside Community Center, 959 E. Rosedale St.

Urban Design Commission Public Hearing: 10 a.m. April 27, 2017; City Council Conference Room 290, Second Floor City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

Fort Worth Affordability Inc. Special Meeting: 4 p.m. April 27, 2017; Fort Worth Housing Solutions Administrative Office, Board Room, 1201 East 13th Street.
View the agenda »

Fort Worth Housing Solutions Special Meeting: 4 p.m. April 27, 2017; Fort Worth Housing Solutions Administrative Offices, Board Room, 1201 East 13th Street.
View the agenda »

Como Reading Night: 5:30 p.m. April 27, 2017; Como Community Center, 4900 Horne St.

Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Commission: 6 p.m. April 27, 2017; Tarrant Regional Water District, Conference Room, 800 East Northside Drive.
View the agenda »

City of Fort Worth Art Commission : 6:30 p.m. April 27, 2017; Tandy Lecture Hall, Fort Worth Central Library, 500 W 3rd Street.
View the agenda »

Minority and Woman Business Enterprise Advisory Committee: 11:30 a.m. April 28, 2017; PharmaFab Conference Room #116, James E. Guinn Building, 1st Floor, 1150 South Freeway.
View the agenda »

Residential Board of Adjustment - Work Session: 1:15 p.m. April 28, 2017; City Council Conference Room 290, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

Residential Board of Adjustment - Public Hearing: 2 p.m. April 28, 2017; City Council Chamber, 2nd Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
View the agenda »

Kickback: 7 p.m. April 28, 2017; Handley Meadowbrook Community Center, 6201 Beaty.

Crud Cruiser Mobile Waste Collection: 9 a.m. April 29, 2017; Como Community Center, 4900 Horne St.

MLK Community Center Senior Prom: 3 p.m. April 29, 2017; Tarrant County College, South Campus Gymnasium, 5301 Campus Drive.

View the full city calendar.