Make up to (not over) $60,000 a year? Get your taxes done for free!
From late January until Tax Day (April 16, 2024), FREE TAX PREPARATION will be available for households earning up to (not over) $60,000 at VITA sites across Denton County thanks to United Way of Denton County's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program!
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.
- Social Security Card or ITIN Card / Letter for everyone on the tax return
- Photo ID with name for taxpayer and spouse, such as a driver's license, state ID, school ID, or passport
- Employment and other income-related tax documents (W2, 1099, etc.)
- Any other official tax-related documents or IRS letters. Click here for a list of some (but not all) forms you may have received
In addition, please check for the following:
- Any and all documents you may have out of this non-exhaustive list of forms
- Ensure that you do not have any of these tax issues that we are not allowed to prepare
Public Health Precautions - MASKS ENCOURAGED
Due to the spread of respiratory diseases in our community, United Way of Denton County's VITA program supports 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.
Where and when can I access VITA services?
Each year, United Way of Denton County partners with host sites across the county to provide free tax preparation. We will operate sites on a regular, weekly basis. Check back for updates on additional sites or site closures due to weather or pandemic:
A full listing of sites, dates & times will be made available in late 2023
Are you offering virtual services?
Virtual services are not being offered at this time.
What about state taxes?
United Way of Denton County 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.
What if I earn more than the income limit?
If you earn too much to use our services, you may still be eligible to try preparing your taxes for free yourself at MyFreeTaxes.com
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.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance is provided with the generous support of Wells Fargo Bank, Allison Engineering Group, and the Internal Revenue Service.