December 27, 2022
UNITED WAY OF HERNANDO COUNTY
United Way’s FREE Tax Preparation Service
Scheduling is Now Open: Call or Book an Appointment Online for FREE Tax Preparation
Spring Hill, FL – December 20, 2022 – United Way of Hernando County's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is now scheduling appointments. This financial stability initiative is a free tax preparation service, providing
filing assistance to qualified residents who:
- Have a low-to-moderate income (generally, $60,000 and below)
- Have no rental property or farm income
- Have a small Schedule C-EZ (Expenses $35,000 or less and no net loss)
- Have picture ID (husband and wife, if married)
- Have Social Security Card(s) or statement from Social Security Office for all listed on Return
- Have (if applicable) Form 1095-A (Health Insurance Statement)
- Have a copy of previous year’s tax return (if applicable)
“All VITA Volunteers are trained and certified by the IRS, and last year alone, served 1,541 families in Hernando,” stated United Way’s Executive Director/CEO, Angie B. Walasek. She shared, “Many individuals and families rely on the
money they receive from their tax returns and EITC every year. The pandemic changed things. Now, with inflation especially, households are looking to save any way and every way they can. VITA is a FREE service that saves users anywhere from $250-$400 dollars on average when it comes to filing. This money saved could easily be used for basic needs such as rent, utilities, food, and school items.”
VITA CLIENT FEEDBACK: “What a blessing in my life...they were kind, courteous, and I can't begin to tell you how happy this Disabled Veteran was to have help filing my taxes. At a time when every dollar counts to me, having this
service helped me greatly. It means a little extra food on my table and bills getting paid. Thank You.”
Hernando VITA Sites are open from January 24th through April 14th . Residents interested in this FREE tax preparation service at the Spring Hill Library, Main Brooksville Library, or United Way Office can easily book an appointment online by visiting www.UnitedWayHernando.org/VITA. For appointments at the High Point and Brookridge Community Centers, call 352-842-4560. If assistance is needed for online scheduling, residents can call 352-688-8502 and a United Way representative will be happy to assist.
You may be eligible to receive an EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT worth up to $6,728
For individuals and families that are interested in using a Free File program, an option is available through www.MyFreeTaxes.com and can be easily accessed from the comfort of your living room.
This financial stability initiative is proudly supported by United Way of Hernando County.
Dial 2-1-1 for more information on VITA Locations or visit www.UnitedWayHernando.org/VITA.