Becoming a VITA site

What is VITA?

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) is a nation-wide program of the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS). Since 1969, the IRS has partnered with community-based organizations, education and financial institutions to support them in offering free tax assistance to individuals who meet certain income qualifications.

As a VITA site, you will receive free tax software and access to free electronic-filing services. Prepare + Prosper has experience operating VITA tax sites for more than 34 years.

 

Goals of VITA

  • Promote tax understanding and awareness
  • Prepare accurate tax returns free for qualified taxpayers
  • Encourage personal asset building through tax incentives

 

VITA program requirements

  • Keep confidential the information provided for tax return preparation
  • Prepare returns within the scope of the VITA program
  • Adhere to IRS privacy and quality guidelines
  • Complete application to participate in IRS E-file program
  • Ensure all volunteer tax preparers successfully complete the IRS Certification Test

Learn more about the VITA program

 


Contact Heather Frank at 651-262-2158 or heather[at]prepareandprosper.org to learn more about what we can do to assist your organization in becoming a VITA site.