File For Free

There are now four easy ways to file for free through VITA:

 

IN-PERSON DROPOFF & PICKUP

IRS-trained and -certified volunteers serve at over 50 locations across the Upstate to help participants receive all eligible tax credits and deductions. Clients arrive to their appointment, complete intake forms, and provide needed documents in person. Once the return is received, the client is scheduled to pick up their return on another day. Preparation is completed by an IRS-certified volunteer between the two appointments.

With direct deposit, refunds typically arrive within 7–21 days when filed electronically.

To schedule your VITA appointment, use our online calendar and select the date, time and location most convenient for you. For scheduling support, dial 2-1-1 or call toll-free at 1-866-892-9211.

Click here to learn what you should bring to your VITA appointment.

 

ON-SITE VIDEO CHAT

Upon arrival, clients are assigned a private room and their paperwork is taken to an IRS-certified volunteer in another private room. Clients and volunteers interact via video monitors while the return is being prepared. The completed return is printed and given to the client along with their tax documents.

To schedule your VITA appointment, use our online calendar and select the date, time and location most convenient for you. For scheduling support, dial 2-1-1 or call toll-free at 1-866-892-9211.

Click here to learn what you should bring to your VITA appointment.

 

GETYOURREFUND.ORG/UWGC

In partnership with CodeForAmerica, this 100 percent virtual option is available for free online. To get started, visit GetYourRefund.org/uwgc, answer a series of questions, upload your tax documents, and schedule a call with an IRS-certified tax preparer to complete your return.

 

MYFREETAXES

MyFreeTaxes allows taxpayers, regardless of income, to prepare their own returns using a simple step-by-step process that includes free telephone, email and online chat support from IRS-certified specialists. Dial 2-1-1 for support using MyFreeTaxes or visit myfreetaxes.com/support.

 

 

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