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VITA Program

Free tax preparation is available to Saginaw County residents who cannot afford to have their taxes prepared for them thanks to the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program and amazing community volunteers. Are you still paying someone to prepare your income tax return for you? Trained volunteers will prepare simple tax forms beginning January 27 through April 15.

Trained volunteers will make sure you get back every cent you have coming to you. We train our volunteers to make sure you receive each credit that you are eligible for.


VITA Volunteers celebrate successful tax season

The VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program is a free tax preparation service available to Saginaw County residents who cannot afford to have their taxes prepared for them.

Tax Season Highlights

  • 70+ volunteers
  • More than 4,700 hours volunteered
  • Six sites throughout Saginaw County
  • More than 3,800 tax payers received assistance
  • More than $3.6 million dollars brought back to area residents

"VITA makes an enormous impact in means of supporting our community and with economic development here in Saginaw County. This impact is possible because of our dedicated volunteers providing tax preparation for free," said UWSC Vice President, Marsha Cooley.

Our volunteers and collaborative partners are what make this program truly successful. Thank you to everyone who helps support this program!


View the 2014 VITA Program Information as a pdf 

View the 2014 VITA Program Information (in Spanish) as a pdf 


Earned Income Tax Credit or EITC is a tax credit for certain people who work. You can use our simple qualifying incomes below or for more detailed information, please refer to the IRS website.
You can prepare your own taxes on-line at:
In order for this program to continue and grow, we need your help! We are always in need of volunteers, young and seasoned. The more volunteers that we have, the more we can serve our community. If you are interested in getting involved with the VITA program, in any capacity, please contact Marsha Cooley at (989) 755-0505, ext. 203.