United Way of Greater Atlanta provides free tax preparation services to the community through a partnership with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and MyFreeTaxes programs provide Greater Atlanta’s working individuals and families free tax prep to low-to-moderate income ($60,000 and under). Taxes are prepared by IRS trained and certified volunteers. We want you to keep ALL your tax refund. Why pay $250 – $500 to get your taxes prepared when you can have them prepared by an IRS certified Volunteer for FREE!

Help spread the word about important tax credits

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a tax credit for low and moderate-income wage earners. For the 2021 tax year, the earned income credit ranged from $543 to $6,728 depending on tax-filing status and number of children. Learn how much you can receive using the EITC Assistant.

Choose the Filing Option That Works Best for You

Do It Yourself Virtual Free Tax Prep at  www.MyFreeTaxes.com:
    • Do it yourself (with help if needed)! Prepare and file your own State and Federal tax return for Free.
    • Tax help available if needed from an IRS-certified Volunteer. Using My Free Taxes your income can be $73,000 a year or less.
    • Learn more. 

Local VITA Tax Prep Sites

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2023 VITA Locations COMING SOON!

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Need additional information? Contact VITA@unitedwayatlanta.org



#WhyWednesday: Economy Jackson

“It’s part of my mission; it’s part of who I am.”

Economy Jackson, United Way of Greater Atlanta’s Associate Director of Income, explains why she loves working to improve the financial stability of families in Greater Atlanta

Many low income and working-class families in the Greater Atlanta area do not have enough “bankability” to achieve goals like qualifying for a mortgage or funding higher education and improve their credit. Interested in learning more about financial stability? Making Wages Work leverages the expertise of financial services professionals to help Greater Atlanta’s low-income and working-class families build the financial literacy they need to achieve their goals. Learn more about Making Wages Work here.