VITA—Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

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Need help preparing and filing your income tax return? The VITA program has been helping people for more than 50 years. VITA sites offer free services to people who need assistance.

You may qualify for the VITA program if you:

  • Make $60,000 or less per year
  • Have a disability
  • Are a limited English-speaking taxpayer

In addition to VITA, free tax help for persons 60 years of age and older is available. Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) specializes in questions about pensions and retirement.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offices provide services in some areas. Locate a
VITA site near you,, or call AARP volunteer tax preparers at 1-800-906-9887.

Source: Internal Revenue Service,