What is VITA

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) is a program offered by United Way of Lake and Sumter Counties (UWLS) that provides FREE tax preparation, and filing services, to individuals and households.

VITA Volunteers are local residents who receive FREE tax preparation training by UWLS and certification by the Internal Revenue Service.

Please dial 2-1-1 (1-877-431-3668) for VITA sites and to schedule an appointment.

How do I find out more?

Taxpayers who have questions about United Way of Lake and Sumter Counties VITA Program can call 352-787-7530 x 247 or email

To make a tax preparation appointment, please dial 2-1-1 and an operator will assist you.

Anyone who would like to serve as a VITA volunteer, please contact , Patty Martinez, Americorps VISTA Economic Development Manager at 352-787-7530 x 247 or email

Schedule an appointment

Visit the Appointment Plus VITA Self-Scheduling website to make your appointment for free tax preparation services.

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