VITA in Lancaster is committed to providing free, high quality tax preparation to individuals and families making $62,000 or less, helping them save and reducing the anxiety of tax time. We are a program of United Way of Lancaster County, helping the community since 2007.
This free service saves taxpayers the expense of tax preparation services, which average about $273. Last year we saved taxpayers more than $3 million in fees.
At VITA we value:
We value our volunteers and our clients. We support each other, understanding the stress that taxes produce.
We always aspire to increase our impact in the community while maintaining a fun and balanced environment.
We cultivate a culture of trust by communicating openly, and with respect.
We succeed because individuals take ownership of their personal preparation and the results we achieve together.
We seek out innovative ways to better serve our clients, volunteers and communities.
While we might not have all the answers right away, we work together, rely on logic, common
sense, and our resources to solve problems.
We want our clients to choose us because we are the best, not simply because we are free. We
are responsive to the needs of our teammates and clients.
VITA is changing the paradigm of tax time to one of hope by replacing the typical frustration with opportunities to take advantage of tax refunds, investing in the future.
Who is Eligible for Free Tax Prep Services?
Any household that made $62,000 or less in 2018 is eligible to file your taxes for free in person or at MyFreeTaxes.com. You may qualify to have your income taxes prepared free of charge at our VITA locations in Lancaster County if in 2019:
- Your total household income was $62,000 or less
- You did not receive clergy pay
- You did not have income from the ownership of a farm
- You did not have rental property income or income from Airbnb, Vrbo, etc
- You did not have income from Puerto Rico
There are some additional conditions that could disqualify someone from receiving services. Answering a few questions can help determine if you qualify for free tax prep from VITA.
Make A Practical Difference In Our Community
VITA volunteers work to lift the tax burden in Lancaster by offering low-income families free tax preparation. We will provide all the training you need — no experience necessary.