FORT WAYNE, IND. (WANE) – While the tax season is in full swing, United Way is offering free tax preparation services to residents of the area.
This is offered by the VITA program, which stands for the “Volunteer Income Tax Assistance” program. VITA offers free tax assistance to residents of the area who earned $ 57,000 or less in 2020.
Tiffany Bailey, vice president of Community Impact at United Way, Allen County said this program removes barriers that make it difficult for families and individuals to achieve financial stability. She added that when individuals in the community struggle and face a decision to pay tax preparation fees over an invoice, their basic needs will obviously be the top priority.
“This program gives them the ability to file their taxes for free and save every dollar possible,” Bailey said.
United Way Allen County’s chief development officer told WANE 15 that the program will not only bring back $ 3.2 million to the local community, it will also save residents $ 486,000. Due to COVID-19, the VITA is only given for the counties Allen, DeKalb, Noble and Steuben.
Allen County’s location is St. Mary Catholic Church:
- Tuesday and Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Closed on February 17th for Ash Wednesday
Closed on Holy Saturday on April 3rd
DeKalb County Site::
Catholic Charities – Auburn Office
Noble County Site::
Kendallville Public Library
Steuben County Site::
Carnegie Public Library
Appointments can be made by phone
Catholic Charities on 260.925.0917