Taxes Filed Free - United Way of Palm Beach County VITA

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February 08, 2023

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Nicole Hernandez
Director of Brand Experience
United Way of Palm Beach County Launches 20th Year of Taxes Filed Free Program
Free, Fast, and Safe Income Tax Filing
West Palm Beach, Fla. (February 8, 2023)United Way of Palm Beach County’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program begins its 20th year of service, offering free income tax preparation throughout Palm Beach County to those with a 2022 household income of $70,000 or less.
This program provides taxpayers with fast refunds by filing electronically through a secure IRS-certified program, so they can receive their hard-earned money quickly and save hundreds of dollars on filing fees. Last year, the VITA Program helped Palm Beach County taxpayers save over $1.4 million in fees had they used a tax-preparation service.
In 2022, VITA volunteers processed over 7,300 income tax returns for lower-income households resulting in upwards of $3.8 million in Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC), $3.1 million in Child Tax Credits (CTC), and $12.5 million in tax refunds. Since 2003, this program has returned approximately $267 million to the Palm Beach County economy by preparing returns for individuals and families in the community. 
United Way’s VITA program is offering the following convenient filing options this year:
Filed for You
  • In-person tax preparation provided at several county-wide sites. No appointments required!
Filed Yourself
  • – It’s simple, secure, and support is available via the FAQ page.
When visiting a VITA site, taxpayers need to bring the following documents: 2021 tax return, social security cards and birthdates for all family members, all W2 statements for 2022, forms 1095-A, 1099, and 1098, a photo ID, and a voided check.  Joint returns require both spouses to attend. Those who earned less than $60,000 may also be eligible for up to $6,935 in Earned Income Tax Credits.
The VITA Program is possible through United Way of Palm Beach County’s partnership with the Internal Revenue Service, 211 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast, the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners, Bank of America, Third Federal, and Wells Fargo.
To learn more about the VITA program or the nearest VITA location, visit or call 2-1-1.
About United Way of Palm Beach County:   For over 93 years, United Way of Palm Beach County has been the local leader dedicated to identifying and addressing critical community issues to improve the lives of our residents.  We champion community change by strategically uniting key stakeholders and community leaders and investing in successful, sustainable nonprofits. United Way funds 110 local programs and initiatives that provide lasting solutions and measurable results – from increasing graduation rates and supporting literacy to ensuring financial independence, promoting healthy lifestyles and ending hunger. When you support United Way of Palm Beach County, you are strengthening your community. To learn more call 561.375.6600 or visit
Vivian Pazmino, VITA Program Director, (561) 364-3248