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 $55,000 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 sites will be open from January 28 through April 15, 2019 at locations in Georgetown, Hutto, Leander, and Taylor.
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.