Free Tax Preparation - Volunteer Income Tax Assistance


Make up to (not over) $64,000 a year? Get your taxes done for free!

From late January until Tax Day (April 15, 2024), FREE TAX PREPARATION will be available for households earning up to (not over) $64,000 at VITA sites across Denton County thanks to our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

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Volunteer helping prepare taxes


What do I need to get my tax return prepared for free?

You will need to bring the following documents with you to our sites. If you don't know if you should bring a document, bring it just in case.

In addition, please check for the following:


Public Health Precautions - Due to the spread of respiratory diseases in our community, we support participants wearing of masks while participating in free tax preparation. We thank you for taking the necessary precautions to protect taxpayers, volunteers, and staff alike during cold, flu, RSV, and COVID season.


We will offer Free Tax preparation beginning January 22, 2024 and concluding on Tax Day, April 15, 2024.

Each year, we partner with host sites across the county to provide free tax preparation. During the 2024 Tax Season, we will operate sites on a weekly basis at the following locations. Check back for updates on additional sites or site closures due to inclement / severe weather or other safety concerns:

clock Indicates sites with shortest wait times.

Denton Public Library's North Branch

3020 North Locust St, Denton 76209

Tuesdays, 5:00 - 7:30pm

Wednesdays, 5:00 - 7:30pm

Saturdays, 9:30am - 1:00pm


Sanger Public Library

501 Bolivar St, Sanger, TX 76266

clockSaturdays, 9:00am - 11:30am


Little Elm Public Library

100 W Eldorado Pkwy, Little Elm, TX 75068

Wednesdays, 5:00 - 7:30pm

Thursdays, 10:30am - 2:00pm


Pilot Point Community Library

324 S Washington St, Pilot Point, TX 76258

clockThursdays, 4:00 - 6:30pm

United Way of Denton County Office

1314 Teasley Lane, Denton, TX 76205

clockMondays, 5:00 - 7:30pm

clockTuesdays, 10:30am - 2:00pm


Lewisville Public Library

1197 W Main St, Lewisville, TX 75067

Thursdays, 4:00 - 6:30pm

Saturdays, 9:30am - 1:00pm


The Colony Public Library

6800 Main St, The Colony, TX 75056

clockTuesdays, 10:30am - 2:00pm


Carrollton Public Library's Hebron & Josey Branch

4220 N Josey Lane, Carrollton, TX 75010

Wednesdays, 10:30am - 2:00pm

You can file an extension using which will extend your deadline until October 15, 2024. Note: you MUST calculate any taxes OWED and pay them by the April 15 deadline. If you owe taxes and do not pay by the April filing deadline, the IRS will charge you interest each month on the amount you owe until you file and pay. 

Information you need: 

  • W-2 (Box 2) 
  • 1099-R (Box 4)
  • Anything with “Federal Withholdings” 


  1. Go to
  2. Indicate that you would like to “File My Own Taxes”
  3. Answer these questions:
    1. “Did you earn less than $79,000 in 2023?”
    2. “What is your ZIP code?”
    3. “Do you have income from self-employment?”
  4. Press the “File now” yellow button
  5. Once you get to “Welcome to the TaxSlayer VITA/TCE self-prep kiosk”, Login or create an account on TaxSlayer
  6. Begin a return
  7. Click on the grey question mark in the top right corner 
  8. Type in “Extension”
  9. Click on “Go to Form 4868, Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return now” under files.

Find more information on the IRS website>

Virtual services are not being offered at this time.

VITA volunteers are not trained to prepare state income taxes. Most states have a website where you can access state income tax filing information or electronically file your state tax return.

If you earn too much to use our services, you may still be eligible to try preparing your taxes for free yourself at

In accordance with federal law and the Department of the Treasury – Internal Revenue Service policy, discrimination against taxpayers on the basis of race, color, national origin (including limited English proficiency), disability, sex (in education programs or activities), age or reprisal is prohibited in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance.Taxpayers with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation and taxpayers with limited English proficiency may request language assistance to access service.


Volunteer Income Tax Assistance is a free tax preparation service provided by United Way of Denton County in partnership with: City of Denton, City of Lewisville, City of Pilot Point, City of Sanger, CTDI, Denton Public Library, Lewisville Public Library, Little Elm Public Library, Pilot Point Community Library, Sanger Public Library, Texas Woman’s University, Town of Little Elm, and University of North Texas.


Our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program is provided with the generous support of:

Allison Engineering Group

Wells Fargo