VITA

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.

 

PLEASE NOTE: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) begins accepting and processing 2020 tax year returns on Friday, February 12, 2021.

What this means to you: United Way of Greater Stark County’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program will accept your information and prepare your tax return now.  Your tax return will then be submitted to the IRS on or after February 12, 2021.  We will make every effort to submit your return in a timely manner when the IRS begins accepting tax returns.

Due to mandatory pandemic restrictions, VITA regulations will follow public health orders and restrict tax interactions to drop-off only services this year. In-person appointments will not be available.

The drop-off only clinics will start approximately February 1, 2021 and run through April 15, 2021. Clinic drop-off times vary, based on location.

Please fill out this IRS Intake Form and print it for your drop-off appointment. It must be filled out for  VITA volunteers to prepare and process your taxes.

VITA only accepts clients who have scheduled drop-off appointments. Scheduling available 24/7 online or by calling.

Schedule your appointment below or call 330-994-VITA (8482).

Schedule Appointment

Frequently Asked Questions

Volunteer

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.

Contact us at 330-491-9989 for more information, or complete the volunteer application.

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Basic computer proficiency
  • Willingness to work with diverse populations
  • Flexibility to assist in other areas, as directed by the Site Coordinator
  • Ability to successfully complete IRS tax law and e-file training and certification program (Tax preparers and quality reviewers only)

WORKPLACES

Are you part of an organization where your employees could use VITA services?

Download our brochure today then to distribute and spread the word about free tax preparation services!

VITA Brochure

CONTACT US

Do you have questions that this page didn't answer?

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AWARDS

VITA was named tax “Site of the Year” by the Ohio Association of Food Banks 2014-2019.

VITA was also 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 voted Best Tax Service in The Canton Repository's 2020 Best of the Best awards.



Thank You to Our Sponsors

Partner Sponsors/Locations

  • Carroll County District Library
  • Community One Credit Union
  • CSE Federal Credit Union
  • DoverPhila Federal Credit Union
  • Massillon Recreation Center
  • University of Mount Union
  • OhioMeansJobs (Stark & Tuscarawas Counties)
  • Rodman Library (Alliance)
  • Stark State College
  • United Way of Greater Stark County

Program Sponsors

  • IRS
  • The Deuble Foundation
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