VITA Program

 

Bringing Back $3 Million in Tax Refunds to Saginaw County Annually

 
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, run through United Way of Saginaw County, provides FREE income tax preparation to taxpayers who generally earn less than $55,000 a year. IRS-certified volunteers provide quality tax preparation and ensure taxpayers access all tax credits for which they are eligible.
 
 

Interested in becoming a VITA volunteer? Click here for more information.

 

Required Documents

Taxpayers are responsible for bringing all required documents to their tax appointment. Failure to bring all documents may result in a delay or rescheduling of your tax appointment. Required documents include:
  • Social Security cards for the taxpayer, spouse, and all dependents (NO COPIES, all Social Security cards must be original)
  • Photo ID for the taxpayer and spouse
  • Birth dates for the taxpayer, spouse, and dependents
  • Documents showing all sources of income for the tax year
  • Property tax statements or proof of rent paid
  • Last year's tax return

For a full list of required documents, download the Tax Document Checklist.

Upon checking in at the tax site, all taxpayers will be required to complete the Intake/Interview Sheet (Form 13614-C). To save time, download and complete the Intake/Interview Sheet and bring it to your tax appointment.

 

VITA Program Locations

Trained volunteers will be available to prepare federal, state, and local tax returns at the following Saginaw County VITA sites. Please note that each site has designated dates and hours. All appointment and walk-in slots are based on volunteer availability.

In the event of an inclement weather closure, program information will be posted on the United Way of Saginaw County's website and Facebook page.

Information regarding appointment scheduling will be made available by January 2nd, 2020. Appointments can be made starting January 2nd, 2020.

Butman-Fish Library

Open February 3rd, 2020 to April 14th, 2020
Site hours: Mondays and Tuesdays from 9am - 2pm
To schedule: This site does not take appointments and accepts walk-ins ONLY
 

Hoyt Library

Open February 3rd, 2020 to April 13th, 2020
Site hours: Mondays from 4pm - 7pm
To schedule: Scheduling information will be available by January 2nd, 2020
 

Frankenmuth Credit Union (Main Branch)

Open February 1st, 2020 to March 28th, 2020
Site hours: Thursdays from 5pm - 8pm and Saturdays from 9am - 12pm
To schedule: Scheduling information will be available by January 2nd, 2020
 

Frankenmuth Credit Union (Town and Country Branch)

Open February 4th, 2020 to April 14th, 2020
Site hours: Tuesdays from 9am - 3pm
To schedule: Scheduling information will be available by January 2nd, 2020
 

PNC Bank

Open February 5th, 2020 to April 15th, 2020
Site hours: Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9am - 2pm
To schedule: Scheduling information will be available by January 2nd, 2020
 

Delta College (Main Campus)

Open February 7th, 2020 to April 10th, 2020
Site hours: Fridays from 10am - 3pm
Closed: March 6th, 2020
To schedule: This site does not take appointments and accepts walk-ins ONLY
 

United Way of Saginaw County

Open May 4th, 2020 to September 30th, 2020
Site hours: By appointment only
To schedule: Email awiechec@unitedwaysaginaw.org or call (989) 755-0505 ext. 209

 

Prepare Your Own Tax Return

You can utilize free tax preparation software to prepare your own tax return.

MyFreeTaxes.com (H&R Block Software)

MyFreeTaxes.com is available for FREE to prepare 2018 federal and state income tax returns until October 15th, 2019. This software is free for taxpayers whose household income was less than $66,000 in 2018. MyFreeTaxes utilizes H&R Block software and is provided by a partnership between H&R Block and United Way Worldwide.

 

For more information regarding the VITA program, contact awiechec@unitedwaysaginaw.org