Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Services

In 2001, Metro United Way joined with the Annie E. Casey Foundation and several local partners to launch the Louisville Asset Building Coalition (LABC) to help hardworking families capitalize on the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and other tax credits they are eligible for. LABC works with the IRS and a program called Volunteer Income Tax Assistance to provide free income tax preparation for families with household incomes up to $66,000. Outside of Jefferson County, partners like HJW Career and Financial Literacy Institute (Shelby and Oldham) also provide free tax services, as well as other organizations serving Southern Indiana, all of which are accessible by calling our 2-1-1 help referral service.

Since launching, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) services have

helped 128,581 tax filers

Served 128,581 tax filers with the help of hundreds of volunteers

Helped return $185.9M in tax refunds, $70.2 million in the form of the EITC

Saved filers an estimated $27.2M providing these services free of charge

Connected filers to bank accounts and other services to help them build financial assets


Volunteer Tax Income Assistance (VITA) Now Permanent!

The President recently signed into law the Taxpayer First Act, which includes VITA permanence and represents a major win for the United Way network and millions of Americans – including upwards of 10,000 annually in our community!

See the impact of VITA

For more information or to find a list of specific tax locations, call Metro United Way’s 2-1-1 help referral service or visit www.labcservices.org and click on the Free Local Tax Assistance tab.


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