VITA Program

Last updated 03/30/2020 at 03:54pm

All of our tax preparation sites will be closed effective 3pm on Monday, March 16th. If you have an existing appointment, you will receive a call regarding your appointment. Please continue to check this page for further updates.

The IRS filing season deadline has been extended to July 15th, 2020. The Michigan Department of Treasury has extended the deadline for State and City returns to July 15th, 2020 to match the updated IRS guidelines.

 

Prepare Your Own Tax Return

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

IRS Free File Program (TurboTax Software)

IRS Free File Program is available for FREE to prepare 2019 federal and state income tax returns until October 15th, 2020. This software is free for taxpayers whose household income was less than $36,000 in 2019, were active duty military and had household income of less than $69,000, or qualify for the Earned Income Credit (EIC). IRS Free File Program utilizes TurboTax software and is provided by a partnership between TurboTax and the IRS.

MyFreeTaxes.com (H&R Block Software)

MyFreeTaxes.com is available for FREE to prepare 2019 federal and state income tax returns until October 15th, 2020. This software is free for taxpayers regardless of household income in 2019 for households that do NOT need to file a Schedule C (Profit or Loss from Business), Schedule D (Capital Gains and Losses), or Schedule E (Rental Real Estate and Royalties). MyFreeTaxes utilizes H&R Block software and is provided by a partnership between H&R Block and United Way Worldwide. To utilize the free version of this software you must downgrade to the free version in the help section. Also, please be aware that H&R Block will solicit you to purchase their products, however, purchase of these products is not required or recommended.

 

Where's My Tax Refund?

You can check the status of your Federal and State income tax refunds online using tools provided by the IRS and Michigan Department of Treasury. Make sure you have your tax return handy as you will need to enter certain information from your return.

Check My Federal Refund

Please allow 24 hours after e-filing or 4 weeks after mailing your federal return to view your refund status. You can also call 1(800) 829-1954 if you are having difficulties checking your refund status online.

Check My Michigan Refund or Home Heating Credit

Please allow 14 days after e-filing or 6-8 weeks after mailing your Michigan return or Home Heating Credit to view your refund status. You can also call (517) 636-4486 if you are having difficulties checking your refund status online.

 

If you have further questions regarding income taxes, contact our Program Coordinator at awiechec@unitedwaysaginaw.org

 

 

 

 

We are not currently accepting appointments for the 2020 VITA season.

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 are currently closed due to protocals put in place to combat COVID-19.  

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.

All of our tax sites are currently closed due to protocals put in place to combat COVID-19.

Butman-Fish Library - Currently Closed

 
 

Hoyt Library - Currently Closed

Open February 3rd, 2020 to April 13th, 2020
Site hours: Mondays from 4pm - 7pm
To schedule: Call 2-1-1 to schedule your appointment
 

Frankenmuth Credit Union (Main Branch) - Currently Closed

 

Frankenmuth Credit Union (Town and Country Branch) - Currently Closed

 

PNC Bank - Currently Closed 

 
 

Delta College (Main Campus) - Currently Closed 

 

Frankenmuth Credit Union (Cass City) - Currently Closed 

 
 

United Way of Saginaw County - Currently Closed

 

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