Income Tax Assistance Program
Williamson County will prosper only when all families are financially stable and able to meet their basic needs. Fewer financial stressors lead to healthier lives, a more productive workforce, and better educational outcomes. In every Williamson County community, individuals and families are facing financial obstacles that prevent a good quality of life. We’re fighting to put every person, in every community, on a path toward financial stability and economic mobility. That starts with access to services, job training, credit counseling and money management programs and more. United Way’s work is focused on ensuring that all families are financially stable and independent.
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is a cornerstone program of United Way that can be instrumental in helping individuals and families in their journey to financial stability.
- This free tax preparation service is available to low-to-moderate income wage earners earning $57,000 or less. Clients often include minimum-wage earners, those who may be homeless, self-employed, and the elderly or people with disabilities.
- IRS-certified volunteers provide basic return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.
Free tax preparation services will be available from January 27 through April 15, 2021 at a drop off / pick up location to be determined in Williamson County. All necessary safety measures will be in place for everyone's protection.
In addition to informing clients about valuable tax credits for which they may be eligible, VITA sites provide a safe alternative to high-fee tax preparation services and predatory lenders offering expensive refund anticipation loans. VITA sites also help many working families access valuable tax credits such as Earned Income Tax Credits and Child Tax Credits.
Other Tax Filing Options
As of September 25, 2020, the Tax Help program offered by Foundation Communities is closed for the rest of the year. Please check their website to find out about their services which will resume in January 21021. If you have any problems accessing their site, call 512-610-7374 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, the IRS is offering this option for do-it-yourself tax filing here.