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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

VITA is a nationwide, Internal Revenue Service sponsored volunteer program that provides free tax preparation services to low income, special needs, and senior citizen taxpayers.

The IRS requires that all VITA volunteers complete training and pass a certification test in order to provide tax preparation services to taxpayers.

Penn State University's VITA program is located in Room 10-Ferguson Building (basement) and targets individuals and families whose income falls within the eligibility guidelines for the Earned Income Tax Credit. Taxpayers get help filing returns electronically at no cost. In addition, taxpayers receive financial information relevant to their situation and learn easy to implement steps to improve the financial stability and security for themselves and/or families.

To locate the nearest VITA site, call 1-800-906-9887 or visit IRS.gov. Search for VITA sites.

The following Penn State units provide in-kind support.
The College of Agricultural Sciences
Dickinson School of Law-University Park
The Smeal College of Business