VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE (VITA)

United Way’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax preparation for families and individuals with income of $58,000 or less.

This program promotes financial well-being. Our team of staff and volunteers prepare income tax returns for qualifying families and individuals and advocate for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Our work ensures that tax returns are accurate and everyone receives their full refund and avoids unclaimed tax credits, fees for tax preparation services and refund anticipation loans.

Thank you for your interest in becoming a United Way volunteer for our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program!

No prior knowledge or experience is necessary to volunteer, and there are a variety of roles available to match your skills and interests. Volunteers are asked to serve 2-4 hours per week when the season opens in late January 2023.

What you need to know about United Way’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program

Your taxes will be prepared by IRS-certified volunteers. Each return is screened by a Quality Reviewer to ensure accuracy.

We have many multiple tax sites located in Ponca City, with a variety of operating hours to ensure everybody has the opportunity to receive help. This year, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, our tax sites will operate by appointment only and spaces may be limited. Sites will follow social distancing guidelines and will require masks. Check back soon for more information.

A team of trained tax preparers will complete the returns and customers will schedule a follow-up appointment at the tax site to review, approve and file the tax return.

All in-person tax sites have filled their remaining appointment slots, and sites with walk-in services have closed for this tax season. We will still offer limited tax assistance services after April 18. Please call the scheduling line at (580) 765-2476 for more information. 

Thank you for your interest in United Way’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.

For tax questions, please contact our office at (580)765-2476