VITA free income tax preparation assistance

Mon, Mar 11, 2024
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Greenville County
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United Way of Greenville County

Sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), VITA provides free income tax preparation assistance to individuals and families with a household income of $60,000 a year or less. Our team can help you obtain all eligible tax credits and deductions, especially the Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, Education Tax Credits and Child Care tax deductions.

There are now three easy ways to file for free through VITA:


IRS-trained and -certified volunteers serve at over 40 locations across the Upstate to help participants receive all eligible tax credits and deductions. Clients arrive to their appointment, complete intake forms and provide necessary documentation to the volunteer tax preparer. Once the return is complete, another certified volunteer will review the return for accuracy then the entire return will be reviewed with the client.

With direct deposit, refunds typically arrive within 7–21 days when filed electronically.

To schedule your VITA appointment, use our online calendar and select the date, time and location most convenient for you. For scheduling support, dial 2-1-1 or call toll-free at 1-866-892-9211.

Click here to learn what you should bring to your VITA appointment.


United Way’s MyFreeTaxes is the only free, national, online tax filing program offered by a nonprofit. It is completely free for federal and state returns, optimized for all devices (desktop, tablet or mobile) and easy to use — most filers complete their taxes in less than an hour.

MyFreeTaxes is available to those with a household income of less than $73,000 a year. If you need support, you can contact their helpline at (866) 698-9435 or visit

MyFreeTaxes is also now available in Spanish at


In partnership with CodeForAmerica, this 100 percent virtual option provides a way for clients to connect with free VITA services from anywhere in the country. Visit to answer a series of simple questions and securely upload your tax documents. The VITA team will remotely prepare the return, contact taxpayers to review the return and file with taxpayer consent.

This service is available for those with a household income of less than $60,000 a year.