Free Tax Preparation

Free Tax Preparation with VITA

Get Your Biggest Refund. It’s Easy and Free!

No need to worry about tax preparation costs. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) is a program run by the IRS that connects you with IRS-certified volunteers who will prepare your taxes absolutely free. They’ll ensure you get the maximum refund you deserve and explore your eligibility for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) to boost your return.

Why Choose VITA?

  • Free and Easy: Save money and time with expert tax prep at no cost.
  • Maximized Refunds: Don’t leave money on the table! Our volunteers ensure you get every penny you’re owed.
  • EITC Help: Qualify for the EITC and get a bigger refund! Volunteers can help you determine your eligibility.

Who Qualifies?

VITA services are typically for low-to-moderate income earners (generally making $64,000 or less per year), people with disabilities, and those with limited English proficiency.
Parachute hosts free tax preparation sites in Western New York January to mid-April. To learn more, please call us (716) 712-2060.

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