Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Help lift hard-working families out of poverty! From late January through April 15th, VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) helps low and moderate-income households through free tax preparation.
Each year, more than 6,000 households in Pierce County are helped by free tax sites. This service brings millions of dollars back into our community through tax credits and refunds, and helps hard-working families pay bills and save for the future.
Free Tax Preparation Available
VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) helps households with incomes up to $56,000 save money through free tax preparation during tax season (Late January through April 15th each year).
At VITA sites, IRS-certified volunteers prepare your taxes accurately and ensure that you receive all deductions and credits you qualify for. Taxpayers also have opportunities to learn about other financial services and community resources.
Our VITA programs are made possible by grants from the IRS, WA State Dept. of Commerce and United Way of Pierce County.
Volunteers may serve as: 1) Tax Preparers, who complete tax returns; 2) Quality Reviewers, who check returns for accuracy; 3) Site Coordinators, who oversee tax sites; 4) Greeters, who welcome clients; and 5) Interpreters, who translate for non-English speaking or hearing-impaired customers.
No experience required, and free training is provided. VITA offers flexible hours (days, evenings and weekends) and locations throughout Pierce County. All VITA sites are IRS-approved.
"Serving your community, one tax return at a time!"
Ready To Help?
You can start by filling out a form using the VITA Volunteer button.