Apply by August 31, 2018 to become a VITA site in 2019! United Way is inviting organizations interested in becoming VITA sites to submit an application for funding. Partners will be provided with funding and support to provide free tax preparation at locations across the region.
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is a more than 40-year running, national IRS program where trained and certified volunteers prepare tax returns for low income families according to IRS guidelines. United Way of Greater Atlanta in partnership with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) leads a coalition of approximately 30 organizations that promotes and supports free tax preparation. Free tax preparation supports United Way’s goal to build a stronger future for greater Atlanta by supporting the well-being of its children, the families that support them and the community that surrounds them.
The exact funds available will be based on IRS funding for the VITA program. Awards to specific partners will depend upon details of the funding available from the IRS and the review of applications including performance targets from new and existing VITA partners.