Free Tax Prep

File your taxes, fast and free.

Make less than $60,000? Save your hard earned dollars with our fast and FREE income tax filing service. IRS-certified volunteers prepare your taxes and identify tax credits you are eligible for.

Para los que ganan menos de $60,000 al año. Si sus ingresos son bajos o moderados ahorre, y use nuestros servicios rápidos y GRATUITOS para declarar sus impuestos. Voluntarios certificados por el IRS te ayudaran a preparar tus impuestos y obtener tu reembolso.

Drop-Off and In-Person Appointments

Se aceptan citas en persona o deje sus documentos con nosotros. Llamen al 2-1-1.

Dial 2-1-1
Or File Online

Opcíon para declarar sus impuestos en línea. 

A volunteer helps a client file their taxes for free through our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.
Drop-Off and In-Person Appointments
  • For those who make less than $60,000. Many factors determine eligibility. Dial 2-1-1 to learn more.
  • IRS-certified volunteers prepare your taxes and identify tax credits you’re eligible for.
  • Locations available across Wichita and Sedgwick, Butler, Cowley, Geary and Marion counties. CDC standards and local health orders will be followed.
  • Dial 2-1-1 to schedule an appointment or for more information.
DIAL 2-1-1
A woman files her taxes online for free through United Way's free tax prep services.
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.

A man helping another man go through his tax paperwork to file his taxes for free.


  • 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
  • Proof of foreign status, if applying for an ITIN
  • 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


Each year, the Free Income Tax Prep program helps hard-working individuals and families save money. Here are results from the 2021 tax season:

federal returns were filed
in tax refunds returned to local, working people


The free tax prep service is offered through the Building Economic Stability Together (BE$T) Coalition of South Central Kansas. The BE$T Coalition of South Central Kansas was founded and is supported by the City of Wichita, IRS and United Way of the Plains. The coalition consists of numerous organizations. 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).

Coalition partner, City of Wichita
Coalition partner, IRS
A tax prep volunteer waits for his next client.


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.


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