Tri-County United Way Free Tax Service

VITA

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) is a national program sponsored by the IRS to provide free tax preparation for qualified residents.  Locally, Tri-County United Way, Cornell Cooperation Extension — Washington County ,  Head Start Warren County, Cornell Cooperative Extension — Warren County, and the  Moreau Community Center have partnered to create a network of VITA volunteers who can serve residents of Warren, Washington, and northern Saratoga counties.

Individuals with an income of approximately $56,000 or less are eligible to have their federal and state income taxes prepared by an IRS-certified volunteer for free.

Free tax service volunteerEach VITA volunteer has been trained to assure that your taxes are prepared accurately, guaranteeing you receive all the credits to which you are entitled. When completed, all returns are submitted electronically for faster refunds.

To make an appointment for Warren and Washington Counties,  call: 1.800.211.5128
For Northern Saratoga County, call: 518.792.6007

Click here for a list of things you’ll need for your appointment!

 

Want to prepare and file your taxes for free on your own? 

MyFreeTaxes: If your income is under $60,000 there is a free on-line option that you can use and, best of all, if you run into any issues, free assistance from a trained preparer is only a telephone call away.

Go to http://MyFreeTaxes.com and use this professional, web-based software to prepare and e-file your state and local taxes at no cost. This is a great option for any taxpayer comfortable with using a computer and the internet or those without a free tax site in their immediate area.

 

Join our network of volunteers

VITA volunteers come from all ages and backgrounds. Volunteering for the VITA program is a great way to learn how to do taxes and help others. We provide all the training for you to become an IRS-certified VITA tax preparer.  You simply need to bring your passion to help others!  We have volunteer opportunities for phone operators and greeters as well. For more information on becoming a VITA volunteer click here!