VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) is a service from United Way of Greater Stark County which helps moderate to low income households meet basic needs and build financial assets as they continue to achieve long-term financial independence.
Trained volunteers help individuals file returns for free, looking for all possible deductions and credits.
Since 2013, United Way of Greater Stark County’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program volunteers have helped bring $$3.3M back into the community this year through tax credits and refunds. Learn more.
VITA regulations will follow public health orders during official IRS tax season.
As of April 18, 2022 our VITA Season has ended and we are no longer accepting tax returns.
Make a difference this tax season by serving as a VITA volunteer! We offer flexible hours — typically four to five hours per week from January through April — and no previous experience is required. Our volunteers receive free, specialized training and can serve in a variety of roles, including greeter, tax preparer and quality reviewer. VITA accountant and attorney volunteers may be eligible to receive CPE and/or CLE credits.
Download our brochure today then to distribute and spread the word about free tax preparation services!
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Contact us today for any additional VITA related inquiries.
Our VITA program was voted one of the top three tax services in Stark County in The Canton Repository’s Readers’ Choice Awards in the past few years and Best Tax Service in The Canton Repository's 2020 Best of the Best awards.
VITA was also named tax “Site of the Year” by the Ohio Association of Food Banks 2014-2019.
Thank You to Our Sponsors
- Carroll County District Library
- Community One Credit Union
- CSE Federal Credit Union
- DoverPhila Federal Credit Union (Dover & Newcomerstown)
- Massillon Recreation Center
- OhioMeansJobs (Stark County)
- Rodman Library (Alliance)
- Stark Library (Main, Lake, Memorial, Sandy Valley)
- Stark State College
- United Way of Greater Stark County
- Walsh University