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

In 2015, VITA assisted in filing more than 13,000 returns, resulting in total refunds of $14.5 million and saving working poor families more than $5 million in tax preparation fees.

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