United Way’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (V.I.T.A) Program is Recruiting Volunteers

Ocala, FL. (November 16, 2020) --- United Way of Marion County is looking for volunteers who are interested in preparing income taxes for free through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. No experience necessary and free certification training is provided by IRS certified instructors.

Certified volunteers will provide free income tax assistance to Marion County residents at VITA sites located in Ocala and surrounding areas in Marion County. Certified VITA volunteers provided 1,944 tax returns to Marion County residents at no cost in 2020, providing over $3,030,652 total refunds. The program saved residents an estimated $251,000 in filing fees, while also keeping those dollars in our local community.

Informational sessions will be held at the Marion County Literacy Council located at 120 SW 5th St., Ocala, FL 34471 on Monday, November 30th from 10am-11am and repeated from 6:00 – 7:00 pm. For more information or to register, contact Doug MacPhail at 352-355-1225 or dmacphail@uwmc.org.

Learn more about VITA here or to sign up for this volunteer opportunity click here