VITA is Vital

It’s not too late to file your tax return to claim your Earned Income or Child Tax Credit for 2023, 2022 and 2021.
Tax assistance is available for households with income less than $79,000.
Year-Round Sites are Strictly by Appointment Only.

* Please call the number below for the site closest to your location.
   We will begin accepting appointments from June 1st onwards.

DeSoto
All Faiths Food Bank Desoto Food & Resource Center
1021 E Oak Street
Arcadia, FL 34266
*Call 941-379-6333 ext. 21301

Hillsborough
Bloomingdale Regional Library
1906 Bloomingdale Avenue
Valrico, FL 33596
*Call 813-389-2950

Town’ N Country Regional Library
7606 Paula Dr #120
Tampa, FL 33615
*Call 813-389-2950

Pinellas
Daystar Life Center
1055 28th St S
St Petersburg, 33701
*Call 813-389-2950

Harborside Christian Church (Partnership with the Safety Harbor Library)
2200 Marshall Street
Safety Harbor FL 34695
*Call 813-389-2950

Sarasota/Manatee
Goodwill Manasota
near SRQ airport
5150 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34234
*Call 941-748-1313 to set up an appointment.

FILE YOUR OWN TAXES FOR FREE 

Free remote tax filing is available from the comfort of your own home while still having access to help from our certified volunteers.
This is the right option for you if:
    • Your AGI (Adjusted Gross Income) is $79,000 or less
    • You are only filing for 2023 (not previous years)
    • You’re comfortable using online tax services
    • Your tax situation is simple/straightforward
Visit our FAQ page for answers to frequently asked questions about preparing your own tax return.
Preparing your return, but have questions? Enter your question and an IRS-certified volunteer will be in touch within two business days.

Book Your VITA in-person Appointment Below or by Calling 833-897-8482. (Must have earned less than $79,000 to be eligible.)

Due to high demand, many of our locations are currently at capacity. Please check the links below to see the most up-to-date information about appointment availability. You can visit a site in any county, regardless of the county in which you live.

DOCUMENTS NEEDED
    • Federal Photo IDs (If filing jointly, both spouses must be present WITH ID.)
    • ORIGINAL Social Security cards and correct birthdates for all family members
    • If you have received a notice or letter from the IRS, please bring it with you.
    • Click link for additional Documents Needed
UNITED WAY SUNCOAST’S TAX ACTION DAY
March 30 – 10 a.m.-2 p.m., All Faiths DeSoto Food Resource Center, 1012 E Oak St., Arcadia. Schedule your appointment
United Way Suncoast, in partnership with All Faiths Food Bank, Taxpayer Advocacy Services, and local legal aid, is here to help taxpayers who need assistance with tax-related issues. Need help filing a prior year tax return, claiming an Economic Impact Payment or Child Tax Credit, or resolving a letter you received? Our team will be there to help at this special event. 
 

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

OPEN A BANK ACCOUNT
Direct deposit is a safer and faster way to receive your tax refund. Make sure you have your bank account number and routing number available before visiting our VITA sites. A safe and affordable checking account helps you receive and manage your tax refund. If you do not have a checking account, we recommend using the insured, no overdraft, and low fee checking accounts through Bank On Suncoast.
GET more information.
FINANCIAL COACHING
Do you have one or more financial goals? At no cost, a United Way Suncoast Financial Coach can help you improve your credit score, start saving for a car or education, create a realistic spending plan or cross another financial hurdle. A Financial Coach is a partner who can help you develop an action plan to turn financial goals into accomplishments. Your coach will work according to your schedule and personal needs to provide accountability and encouragement.
GET matched with a Financial Coach.
LEGAL ASSISTANCE FOR TAX ISSUES
Taxpayer clinics help taxpayers by providing legal representation in tax disputes with the IRS including audits, appeals, collection matters, and federal tax litigation. They can also help taxpayers respond to IRS notices and correct account problems. If you owe a balance that you cannot pay, received a letter from the IRS, or have any other issues regarding your tax obligations, contact Legal Aid for more information.
CONNECT TO Bay Area Legal Services in Hillsborough County.
CONNECT TO Gulfcoast Legal Services in DeSoto, Manatee, Pinellas and Sarasota Counties.
ITIN (INDIVIDUAL TAXPAYER IDENTIFICATION NUMBER)                                             
If you do not have a social security number, or you are undocumented and need to file your taxes, you can process your ITIN with us.
LEARN MORE – English
LEARN MORE –  Spanish

You Can Put The ‘Volunteer’ In Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

VITA is an IRS program that utilizes certified volunteers to help provide free and accurate tax preparation services to low- to moderate-income taxpayers. These services are provided at a variety of public locations such as libraries, schools, and neighborhood centers in certain high-need areas. VITA has been instrumental in helping ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) households receive thousands of dollars in additional refunds.

Direct Deposit Information

Using direct deposit is the safest and fastest way to receive your tax refund. You will need an account number and a routing number from a bank or a credit union to set up direct deposit. Please see our Bank On Suncoast page for a recommended list of no-overdraft and low-cost checking accounts available in the Suncoast region. Open a Bank On certified checking account online today or at any of the locations listed.


Partner footer

DESOTO COUNTY
All Faiths Food Bank 
1021 E Oak St., Arcadia 34266
June 1 – October 31, 2023
941-379-6333 ext. 21301

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY
Bloomingdale Regional Library
1906 Bloomingdale Ave, Valrico 33596
Every other Saturday, June 17 – November 4, 2023
813-389-2950

Town & Country Regional Library
7606 Paula Dr #120, Tampa 33615
Every other Saturday, June 24 – October 28, 2023
813-389-2950

SARASOTA COUNTY
Women’s Resource Center
340 S Tuttle Avenue, Sarasota 34237
Thursdays, June 15 – November 16, 2023
941-366-2686

PINELLAS COUNTY
Centre of Palm Harbor
1500 16th St, Palm Harbor, 34683
Thursdays, June 29 – November 9, 2023
813-389-2950

Daystar Life Center
1055 28th St S, St Petersburg, 33701
Every other Saturday, June 24 – November 18, 2023
813-389-2950

Sign up to receive news and updates from United Way Suncoast.