The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) coalition provides free tax preparation services and asset building resources to working families with moderate to low incomes.

The Issue

Every year in Greater Atlanta, hard working moderate-to low-income families lack access to certified and IRS trained tax preparers and fail to claim important tax credits.

United Way's Role

In partnership with the IRS, United Way leads a coalition to provide free tax preparation by IRS-trained and certified volunteers at more than 30 sites throughout Greater Atlanta.

The Results

The 2016 tax season concluded with 546 volunteers preparing 14,579 returns, which represents more than $14 million in refunds returned to hard working families.