Have your federal tax return prepared, e-filed, and direct deposited for FREE. You don’t need to pay $200 or more for simple tax preparation! IRS-certified volunteers will prepare your taxes and ensure you get the largest refund for which you qualify. You may also be eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) when you file.

Income tax returns are prepared and electronically filed for FREE at 33 different locations in our four county region! Several locations in Hillsborough County offer appointments; all others are walk-in basis only.

See the locations, times and days of operation by clicking one of the county links at the bottom of this page.

To help you prepare, download our free Tax Toolkit.

Let us prepare your taxes for you, or click the link below to prepare your own taxes using our free online filing option at


  • Last year’s federal income tax return.
  • Social Security cards and correct birth dates for all family members.
  • A photo ID. If married and filing a joint return, both spouses must present a photo ID and be present to sign the return.
  • All W-2 wage and tax statements for current tax year.
  • All 1098 forms (for mortgage, higher education expenses, etc.).
  • All forms 1099 and other income statements.
  • Form 1095-A (ACA Healthcare)
  • Amount of any income not reported on a statement.
  • Records with amounts of deductible and qualified expenses not shown on a statement.
  • A checking and/or savings account number for direct deposit (optional, but you will receive your refund faster than a paper check).
  • Name, address and tax ID or social security number of any child care providers, along with the total amount paid for childcare.

LOCATIONS (2019 tax season: Jan – Apr, 2019)

Hillsborough Locations |

Pinellas Locations |

Sarasota/DeSoto Locations

Manatee Locations

VITA in Manatee County is supported by United Way Suncoast and operated by Step Up Suncoast.

Step Up Suncoast
6428 Parkland Drive
Sarasota, FL 34243
Monday-Friday, 8am-5 pm
Open Jan 28-April 13, 2019
Walk-ins Mondays/Wednesdays 3PM-7PM
Saturdays 8AM-12PM by appointments. Call 941-357-4596

13th Avenue Dream Center
922 24th Street East
Bradenton, FL 34206
Open Feb 2-April 13, 2019
Saturdays 8AM-12PM by appointments. Call 941-357-4596

Bayside Community Church
15800 FL-64, Bradenton, FL 34212
Open Jan 29 – April 9, 2019
Tuesdays by appointment: Visit


The following partners help make our free tax preparation possible through funding, training, site availability and support:

Bank of America
Hillsborough Community College
Juvenile Welfare Board
Linnie E. Dalbeck Memorial Foundation
Suncoast Credit Union
TD Bank
United Way Suncoast
H&R Block
Wells Fargo
United Way would also like to thank the following year-round tax sites for their hard work and dedication:
Daystar Life Center
CDC of Tampa
United Way Suncoast – Sarasota Office