Free Tax Prep

File your taxes, fast and free.

Make less than $64,000? Our IRS-certified volunteers can prepare your taxes for free and identify tax credits you are eligible for, helping you save more of your hard earned money. Tax sites are located across Wichita and Sedgwick, Butler, Cowley, Ford, Geary, Marion and Pratt counties.

Appointments for late filings are often full. Dial 2-1-1 to check for openings. 

File Online

Get Your Refund offers an online platform to file your taxes for free with the help of United Way's IRS-certified volunteers. Super easy to use and secure.

File your taxes online with the help of our volunteers through GetYourRefund. It’s easy and safe: Answer a series of questions, upload your tax documents through a secure portal and schedule a call with one of our IRS-certified tax preparers to finalize and submit.

Presente sus impuestos, rápido y gratis.

¿Ganas menos de $64,000? Usa nuestro servicios rápidos y GRATUITOS para presentar sus impuestos. Voluntarios certificados por el IRS te ayudan a preparar tus impuestos y obtener tu reembolso. Ayuda en Wichita y los condados de Sedgwick, Butler, Cowley, Ford, Geary, Marion y Pratt.

Las citas para presentaciones tardías suelen estar llenas. Marque 2-1-1 para verificar las vacantes. Hay servicios de traducción disponibles.

Presenta tus impuestos en línea

Get Your Refund offers an online platform to file your taxes for free with the help of United Way's IRS-certified volunteers. Super easy to use and secure.

Presenta tus impuestos en línea con la ayuda de nuestros voluntarios a través de GetYourRefund. Es fácil y seguro: Responde una serie de preguntas, cargue sus documentos tributarios a través de un portal en línea seguro y programe una llamada con uno de nuestros expertos certificados por el IRS para finalizar y presentar tu declaración.

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WHAT TO BRING TO YOUR APPOINTMENT

  • Proof of identification (photo ID)
  • Social Security cards for you, your spouse and dependents
  • An Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) assignment letter may be substituted for you, your spouse and your dependents if you do not have a Social Security number
  • Birth dates for you, your spouse and dependents on the tax return
  • Wage and earning statements (Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R,1099-Misc) from all employers
  • Interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1099)
  • Health Insurance Exemption Certificate, if received
  • Forms 1095, Health Insurance Statements
  • A copy of last year’s federal and state returns, if available
  • Proof of bank account routing and account numbers for direct deposit, such as a blank check
  • To file taxes electronically on a married-filing-joint tax return, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms
  • Letter 6475 the third Economic/Stimulus Payment
  • Letter 6419 showing total amount of Advanced Child Tax Credits dispersed in 2021
  • Total paid for daycare provider and the daycare provider’s tax identifying number, such as their Social Security number or business Employer Identification Number
  • School tuition and fees
  • Copies of income transcripts from IRS and state, if applicable

RESULTS THAT ADD UP

Each year, the Free Income Tax Prep program helps low-to-moderate income households file their taxes. Here are results from the 2023 tax season:

0
federal returns were filed
$0
in tax refunds returned to our neighbors

PROGRAM PARTNERS

The free tax prep service is offered through United Way of the Plains in partnership with the IRS. United Way administers the grant from the IRS and provides coalition coordination. VITA volunteers, who are trained and certified by the IRS, provide assistance to individuals who qualify and help them obtain credits for which they are eligible (including the Earned Income Tax Credit).

The IRS is a founding partner of the BE$T Coalition that offers free tax prep services under the guidance of United Way.

New! FDIC Smart Money Financial Education

FDIC Smart Money is a course designed to help people of all ages enhance their financial skills, create positive banking relationships and avoid financial fraud. Ask your VITA volunteer for more information!

Money Smart is a financial education course offered by FDIC.

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BECOME A VITA VOLUNTEER

An IRS certified volunteer helps a client complete their taxes for free.

You have the power to help others on the road to financial stability. Every year, millions of dollars in tax credits go unclaimed because people simply don’t know they are eligible. You can help those individuals by volunteering through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Join forces with 200+ volunteers who make the program a success every year.

This volunteer opportunity is great for young professionals looking to build their resumes, retirees wanting a temporary volunteer gig and anyone with a passion to help others.

  • Free virtual, online and socially distanced in-person training provided to become IRS certified
  • Short-term opportunity (January to April)
  • Ability to pick your site and service type (in-person or virtual)
  • On-site support – you’re never on your own!
  • Greeters and coordinators also needed.
Are you interested in volunteering next tax season?

Complete the interest form. When locations and schedules are confirmed, we’ll reach out to you to sign up for a specific site.

SPONSORS

Special thanks to these generous individuals and organizations for supporting free tax prep services to help low-to-moderate income households become financially stable.

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