"Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program"

What is United Way's "VITA"?
It is a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program.

Who is Involved?
VITA is a United Way of Eastern LaSalle County Partnership with the IRS to provide FREE tax preparation.

Who is eligible to receive "VITA" assistance?
During 2017 Tax Season, United Way of Eastern LaSalle County volunteers are focusing on preparing taxes at sites who serve adults with disabilities and will not be completing taxes for the general public.

When and where do I get my taxes done this year?
You may call Bridges Community Center 815-431-8034 in Ottawa or Marseilles Public Library 815-795-6802 in Marseilles for information on Free Tax Preparation.

How has the United Way of Eastern LaSalle County's VITA Program helped our community?
In 2015, 626 returns were completed at United Way of Eastern LaSalle County VITA sites. $692,474 dollars were refunded to the taxpayers who used these sites. They received $257,909 in Earned Income Tax Credits and $73,179 in Child Tax Credits.

In 2016, 479 returns were completed at United Way of Eastern LaSalle County VITA sites. $510,538 dollars were refunded to the taxpayers who used these sites. They received $199,862 in Earned Income Tax credits and $50,764 in Child Tax Credits.

To prepare your own taxes for free, please visit:
www.myfreetaxes.com

For more information on Earned Income Tax Credit (EIC or EITC) please visit the IRS EITC page at:
https://www.irs.gov/Credits-&-Deductions/Individuals/Earned-Income-Tax-Credit

For more information about the Affordable Care Act Statements (Form 1095-A, B, or C.) please visit the IRS ACA age at:
https://www.irs.gov/Affordable-Care-Act/Individuals-and-Families/Eight-Facts-about-New-ACA-Information-Statements

How can I volunteer to help?
United Way of Eastern LaSalle County is proud to work with volunteers to offer a tax site in our community. Our tax volunteers are people just like you. United Way can help you become an IRS trained volunteer. Call 815-434-4003 to find out how to get involved with this program.