VITA

Have Your Taxes Done for Free through VITA! 

Low-to-Moderate income families in Genesee County can file their taxes for free with a professional through United Way's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. VITA is a volunteer run program in partnership with the IRS to help families access the EITC and other credits that can boost financial stability.  The schedule below list sites and times for walk-in and drop off tax preparation. Click here for a printable version!

Locations

    Walk-In Site: Flint Public Library - 1026 E. Kearsley St, Flint 

    • Bus Line: Route 1 N. Saginaw
    • Dates: 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 4/1
    • Times: 9:00am - 3:00pm
    • Open Saturdays with a $60,000 Maximum Income Limit. This site will close when all slots for the day are filled.
  • Walk-In Site: University of Michigan - Flint - 1 Riverfront Building, 2nd Floor, Flint  
    • Bus Line: Route 1 N. Saginaw
    • Dates: 4/1 and 4/8
    • Times: 9:00am -3:00pm
    • Open two Saturdays in April with a $60,000 Maximum Income Limit. This site will close when all slots for the day are filled.
  • Drop Off Site for In-Person Pickup: Canaan Baptist Church - 910. E. Gillespie, Flint (please use entrance on Pasadena)
    • Bus Line: Route 1 N. Saginaw
    • Dates: 2/11, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 4/1
    • Times: 9:00am -12:00pm
    • This site is open on Saturdays for drop off only. Pick up the intake forms at the site or print below, complete, and have ready. Clients will be brought in by volunteers for review when spacing permits; you will need to wait outside or in your car. Tax return may be ready the same day or the following Saturday, depending on the time of drop off.
    • Masks required
  • Drop Off Site for Virtual Submission: Beecher-Vera Rison Library - 1386 Coldwater Rd, Flint 
    • Bus Line: Route 2 ML King Ave
      • Dates: Every Tuesday, 2/6 - 3/28
    • Times: 12:00pm - 4:00pm 
    • Intake specialists will be available to upload your tax documents to our virtual VITA tax site for preparation and return. No tax preparation will take place at these sites. Taxes will be completed and submitted by Mott Community College volunteers.
    • Masks required
  • Drop Off Site for Virtual Submission: GST Michigan Works - 711 N. Saginaw St, Flint 
    • Bus Line: Route 2 ML King Ave
    • Dates: Every Wednesday, 2/1 - 3/29
    • Times: 10:00am - 2:00pm 
    • Intake specialists will be available to upload your tax documents to our virtual VITA tax site for preparation and return. No tax preparation will take place at these sites. Taxes will be completed and submitted by Mott Community College volunteers.
    • Masks required

What documents do I need to bring with me? 

  • Government issued photo identification for you and your spouse (if married) 
  • Social Security cards for you, your spouse, and dependents 
  • An Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) assignment letter may be substituted for you, your spouse, and your dependents if you do not have a Social Security number 
  • Birth dates for you, spouse, and/or dependents 
  • Wage and earning statement (Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R, 1099-Misc from all employers) 
  • Interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1099) 
  • Health Insurance Exemption Certificate, if received 
  • A copy of last year’s tax returns 
  • Letter 6419 – Advance Child Tax Credit Payments 
  • Letter 6475 – 2021 Economic Impact Payment 
  • Forms 1095-A, B or C Health Coverage Statements 
  • Information for all other income (Social Security, VA, etc.) and all deductions (tuition/education, mortgage interest, charitable contributions, etc.) 
  • Medical or HMO premiums paid for self or dependents 
  • Total paid for daycare provider and the daycare provider’s tax ID number such as their Social Security number or business Employer Identification Number 
  • Proof of bank account routing and account numbers for direct deposit such as a blank check 
  • Summer and winter property tax bills for 2022 
  • Landlord’s name and address and proof of rent paid in 2022 
  • A heating bill from November, December, or January (The amount you were billed for heating your home from 11/1/2021 to 10/31/2022. This information should be on your November, December, or January utility bill. If you cannot find it, contact your heat provider.) Click here for more information on the Home Heating Credit!