Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

 

Visit www.VITATaxesFree.org for FREE tax preparation information-- locations, IRS updates, and more!

HUF has offered the 100% FREE Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) to the low to moderate income communities of Broward County for more than a decade. IRS-Certified Volunteer Tax preparers assist individuals and families to identify tax credits they are eligible for in order to maximize return refunds and bring critical dollars back to the community most in need. The services are provided from numerous community sites and offered in three languages - English, Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian-Creole and Sign Language.

Impact

The IRS recently reported that since its inception in 2003, the VITA program in Broward County has brought back $540+ million in tax refunds to the community!

- Serve 5,000+ low to moderate income clients every year

- Several tax sites (15+) open throughout Broward County

-  Savings of $1.5 million in tax preparation costs to the clients every year

Be sure to visit www.VITATaxesFree.org for FREE tax preparation information-- locations, IRS updates, and more!

 

 

Important Tax Links

  • www.VITATaxesFree.org - FREE tax preparation across Broward County for individuals and families who earned less than $54,000 last year. 
  • www.handsonbroward.org - Become a VITA Volunteer: This link allows you to register to become a volunteer, provides information on orientations and training classes.
  • www.irs.gov – This link is an excellent resource for questions regarding taxes and the status of their refunds during tax season.
  • www.tax-coalition.org – National Community Tax Coalition. A taxpayer advocacy and national tax information website
  • www.211-broward.com - 2-1-1 First Call for Help for VITA site locations
  • www.latinotaxpro.org – Tax resource from Latino tax professionals
  • www.eitc.irs.gov – Information on the Earned Income Tax Credit and eligibility tool

Hispanic Unity of Florida: Client Stories

Hispanic Unity was founded more than 34 years ago by community leaders to ease the acculturation transition for newcomers from other nations. Today this nonprofit provides assistance through 12 programs and 30+ services, in four languages, to Broward's diverse community. Hispanic Unity remains the county's largest agency dedicated to the immigrant population, providing them with the tools they need to build a new life. In 2015, the agency served 17,000+ clients, from toddlers to adults.