Free Tax Preparation - Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

United Way of Denton County has closed our Free Tax Preparation program for the season. If you are seeking free tax preparation services, we recommend examining services affiliated with IRS Free File, or visiting

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Volunteer helping prepare taxes

Make up to (not over) $66,000 a year? Get your taxes done for free!

Thanks to a partnership with Code For America, United Way of Denton County's VITA program is preparing taxes for free through a 100% virtual preparation process! Due to the ongoing pandemic, no in-person services are being offered at this time.


What do I need to get my taxes prepared for free?

Our 100% virtual tax preparation process begins with spending about 30 minutes answering some questions and uploading pictures. We find that it's easiest to use a smartphone with a camera to complete the questions and make an appointment. You will need to have some documents ready before we can begin:


Are you offering in-person or drop-off services?

Due to the ongoing pandemic, no in-person or drop-off services are offered at this time. We sincerely hope to return to in-person services in the 2022 Tax Season.


What about state taxes?

United Way of Denton County 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.


North Texas Low Income Taxpayer Clinic

Do you want help talking with the IRS after your return has been filed? We partner with the Taxpayer Advocate Service and the North Texas Low Income Taxpayer Clinic to help you navigate the procedures of the IRS that occur after filing a return!


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: Aubrey Area Library, Christian Community Action, City of Aubrey, City of Denton, City of Lake Dallas, City of Lewisville, City of Pilot Point, City of Sanger, Communities In Schools of North Texas, Denton ISD, Denton Public Library, Lake Dallas ISD, Lake Dallas Public Library, Lewisville ISD, Lewisville Public Library, Little Elm Public Library, North Central Texas College, North Texas Low Income Taxpayer Clinic, Northwest ISD, Pilot Point Community Library, Sanger ISD, Sanger Public Library, Texas Woman’s University, Town of Little Elm, University of North Texas


Volunteer Income Tax Assistance is provided with the generous support of Wells Fargo Bank, the Internal Revenue Service, and Inwood National Bank.

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