Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)


United Way of Summit County’s highest priority is the health and safety of our community. To protect the well being of our volunteers, our staff and the public, we have taken the difficult decision to temporarily suspend VITA services due to COVID-19.

In the meantime, if you would like to self-file your tax return online, you can visit myfreetaxes.com, a free software sponsored by United Way Worldwide and H&R block. You can file a FREE simple federal and state return. Be cautious of adding fees by opting into "tax law support" or "CPA sign off" which include a cost.

*The following items are unable to be completed using the free software:

  • Schedule A -Itemized deductions
  • Schedule C – Business income (including Uber, Lyft and any other 1099-misc income)
  • Schedule D- Sale of stocks and bonds
  • Schedule E- Used to report income/loss from rentals properties, royalties, estates and trusts

If you have tax law questions as you are completing your tax return, you can email [email protected] and we will respond with one business day.

Free tax return preparation is available through United Way for families with household  incomes less than $60,000


Does your household earn less than $60,000 per year? If so, you’re eligible for free tax preparation services.


About the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a refundable tax credit for low to moderate income working individuals and couples, particularly those with children. Through its VITA program, United Way is working to help all Summit County families receive what they are due. In addition to being a financial boost for working people, the EITC boosts the local economy. Research has shown that the EITC encourages work, reduces poverty and leads to long-term gains in child health and academic success.


Families with household incomes less than $66,000 can file their own taxes online free with the United Way supported www.MyFreeTaxes.com.