Free income tax preparation program kicks off Friday, Jan. 31

WICHITA, Kan., Jan. 27, 2020 — The local Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program kicks off its 2020 season on Friday, Jan. 31, 9 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. to provide free tax preparation services for individuals and families who have low to moderate income. Individuals can determine eligibility and set up an appointment by calling 2-1-1 (United Way’s free information line). Walk-ins will also be accepted at the kickoff location: United Way of the Plains, 245 N. Water St, Wichita.

VITA volunteers trained and certified by the IRS will provide free income tax preparation for individuals who qualify–helping them obtain credits for which they are eligible (including the Earned Income Tax Credit).

Free tax preparation will be available at various sites from Feb. 1 – Apr. 15. The program is conducted locally by the BE$T* Coalition of South Central Kansas, which was founded and is supported by the City of Wichita, IRS and United Way of the Plains. The coalition consists of numerous organizations.

*Building Economic Stability Together


MEDIA CONTACT: Delane Butler, Vice President of Marketing, United Way of the Plains, (316) 267‑1321, ext. 4105,



Published On: January 27, 2020


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