United Way of the Plains

Free income tax preparation program now available

WICHITA, Kan., Jan. 31, 2017 -- The local Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program has kicked off its 2017 season to provide free tax preparation services for individuals and families who have low to moderate income. VITA volunteers trained and certified by the IRS will provide free income tax preparation by appointment for individuals who qualify--helping them obtain credits for which they are eligible (including the Earned Income Tax Credit). The program has sites in Sedgwick, Butler, Cowley and Marion counties. The program also offers free online tax preparation at myfreetaxes.com.

For more information or to find a location near you, call: 2-1-1 (United Way's toll-free 24-hour information line).

Millions of dollars in tax credits go unclaimed each year because people don't know about them or don't know how to apply for them.

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

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