VITA Tax Preparation

Free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

Tax Form***We are in need of volunteers for the upcoming tax season.
Become a VITA Volunteer

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax preparation and filing services each year from January through April at various sites throughout Manatee County and All Year Round (by appointment) for any individual or household who made less than $73,000 in that tax year.

IRS trained and certified volunteers will be available to assist in preparing and electronic filing your tax return.

Click here to see this year’s VITA tax locations, dates, and hours of operation.
      *subject to change so please monitor website for updates
VITA Hours and Locations

2024 VITA Program Flyer

If you need assistance to prepare your income tax for free, please email us at taxes@stepupsuncoast.org or call 941-999-6287 to set up an appointment. We would be happy to help.

In some cases, we will prepare taxes virtually – Intake/Interview & Quality Review will take place on site, Tax Preparation will be done virtually.
Client will then return to the site within a week to collect a copy of their return and sign off on Form 8879 before it’s e-filed to IRS.

The following VITA Forms are required to be filled in by each client:
Form 13614-C (English)

Form 13614-C (Español)

The following documents are required to prepare your taxes:

  • Social Security cards or ITINs for everyone on the return – NO exceptions
  • Government Issued Photo Ids for Taxpayers
  • All W-2s, 1099s and other income documents
  • Self-Employed and Contract Labor (Out of scope: losses, wages paid out or inventory etc.)
  • Proof of Expenses & Mileage, if self-employed
  • Form 1095 – A, if you had health insurance through State Marketplace
  • Direct Deposit Information – Bank Name, Account & Routing Number
  • 2022 Tax Return, preferred

If Applicable:

  • Form 1098 (mortgage interest, property taxes)
  • Form 1098-T or 1098-E
  • Name, address and tax ID or Social Security number of any child care provider

If you would like to prepare your own taxes for free go to the link below or e-mail us at taxes@stepupsuncoast.org to receive link to the free site:

VITA Tax Inquiry

Program Contact

Susan Acebo | 941-999-6287
email | taxes@stepupsuncoast.org

Questions about VITA Tax Preparation?