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.

United Way of Greater Stark County’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program volunteers helped bring $3,388,006 back into the community this year through tax credits and refunds, and over the past eight years, $22,446,534!  Learn more.


More information regarding tax season 2022 will be available soon.

VITA regulations will follow public health orders during official IRS tax season.

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 is still taking appointments for this year. Please call 330-994-VITA (8482) to schedule an appointment.
Schedule Appointment

Frequently Asked Questions


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)


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


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

Contact us today for any additional VITA related inquiries.

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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

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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