Make up to (not over) $60,000 a year? Get your taxes done for free!
During the 2022 Tax Season, 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 taxes prepared for free?
Our 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:
- 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
Pandemic Safety Precautions - MASKS REQUIRED
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, United Way of Denton County's VITA program requires all participants to wear a mask that covers the nose and mouth while participating in free tax preparation. We thank you for taking the necessary precautions to protect taxpayers, volunteers, and staff alike during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Where and when can I access VITA services?
United Way of Denton County is partnering with host sites across the county to provide free tax preparation. We will operate at the following sites on a weekly basis. Check back for updates on additional sites or site closures due to weather or pandemic:
Denton Public Library North Branch
3020 N. Locust St., Denton, TX 76209
Jan. 25, 29 Feb. 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26 Mar. 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29 Apr. 2, 5, 9, 12
Pilot Point Public Library
324 S. Washington St, Pilot Point, TX 76258
Jan. 26 Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23 Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Apr. 6, 13
Sanger Public Library
501 Bolivar St., Sanger, TX 76266
Jan. 29 Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26 Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26 Apr. 2, 9
United Way of Denton County Office
1314 Teasley Ln., Denton, TX 76205
Jan. 24, 27, 31 Feb. 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28 Mar. 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31 Apr. 4, 7, 11, 14
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 up to (but not over) $66,000, you may be eligible to prepare 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 Pilot Point, City of Sanger, Denton Public Library, Pilot Point Community Library, Sanger Public Library, Texas Woman’s University, 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.