VITA Program

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Low-to-Moderate income families in Genesee and Shiawassee County can file their taxes for free with an IRS-certified volunteer 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.

Click here for a PDF of the 2022 VITA Tax Preparation sites. Currently only the University of Michigan-Flint and Latinx Technology & Community Center are offering in-person preparation. At all other sites you will drop-off your documents for the preparer to process virtually. In some cases the processing happens onsite, in others the documents are scanned to a virtual processor. You will then be notified when your documents are ready to be picked up. 

  • Canaan Baptist Church -  Drop Off 
    • Bus line:
      • Route 1 N. Saginaw
    • Address (Entrance on Pasadena):
      • 910 E. Gillespie, Flint, MI 48505
        810.618.5841
    • Hours for Drop off and processing:
      • Saturdays 9:00am – 3:00pm: 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 4/2, 4/9
    • NOTE:
      • This site is open on Saturdays for drop off only. Pick up the intake forms at the site or print from the United Way website, 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 same day or the following Saturday, depending on time of drop off.
  • Latinx Technology & Community Center - In Person by Appointment with Drop off available on Saturday Only 
    • Bus Line:
      • Route 6 Lewis/Selby
    • Address:
      • 2101 Lewis Street, Flint, MI 48506
    • Hours:
      • Mondays 10:00am – 3:00pm:1/31/2022 – 4/11/2022; Thursdays 3:00pm – 7:00pm 2/3/2022 – 4/14/2022; Saturdays 10:00am – 1:00pm 2/5/2022 – 4/16/2022
    • Note:
      • Please call Ximena Kohn at 810.715.5050 to schedule an appointment. Drop off is also available on Saturdays only. Appointments are required for drop off. 
  • University of Michigan - Flint WALK-IN ONLY - In Person
    • Bus Line:
      • Route 1 N. Saginaw
    • Address:
      • 1 Riverfront Building, 2nd Floor, Flint, MI 48502
    • Hours:
      • Saturdays 9:00am – 3:00pm (or until slots are full):  2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9
    • Note:
      • The site will close when all slots are full for the day.
  • Beecher-Vera Rison Library - Drop Off
    • Bus Line:
      • Route 2 ML King Ave
    • Address:
      • 1386 Coldwater Road, Flint
    • Hours:
      • Wednesdays 10:00am – 12:00pm and Thursdays 4:30pm – 6:00pm: 2/2/2022 – 4/3/2022
    • Note
      • Documents are copied and scanned to a virtual IRS Certified preparer. There is no IRS Certified preparer to process or answer questions on site
  • Genesee Valley Center Library -Drop Off
    • Bus Line:
      • Route 3 Miller-Linden
    • Address:
      • 3293 Linden Road, Flint
    • Hours:
      • Wednesdays 4:30pm – 6:00pm 2/1/2022 – 4/4/2022
    • Note
      • Documents are copied and scanned to a virtual IRS Certified preparer. There is no IRS Certified preparer to process or answer questions on site
  • Michigan Works Wednesdays - Drop Off
    • Bus Line: 
      • Route 2 ML King
    • Address
      • 711 Saginaw Street, Flint
    • Hours
      • Wednesdays 2:00pm – 4:00pm and  Thursdays 10:00am – 12:00pm: 2/2/2022 – 4/4/2022
    • Note
      • Documents are copied and scanned to a virtual IRS Certified preparer. There is no IRS Certified preparer to process or answer questions on site. 

Please bring the following items with you to the tax site. Click here for a printable : 

  • For married filing joint, both spouses must be present Government issued photo identification for you and your spouse (if married)
  • Social Security cards or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number documents for you, your spouse, and/or dependents
  • Birth dates for you, spouse, and/or dependents
  • A copy of last year’s tax return
  • All Forms W-2 and 1099
  • Letter 6419 (en-sp) - Advance Child Tax Credit Payments
  • Forms 1095-A, B or C (ACA Statements)
  • Information for other income
  • Information for all deductions (education expenses, mortgage interest, charitable contributions, etc.)
  • Total paid to day care provider and their tax ID number
  • For direct deposit of refund, proof of account and bank’s routing number
  • Notice 1444-C, Your 2021 Economic Impact Payment
  • A heating bill from November or December
  • Summer and winter property tax bills for previous year
  • Landlord’s name and address and proof of rent paid in previous year

At your appointment you will be asked to complete the following intakes. Please be sure you have all the information needed to answer the questions.