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Free Tax Preparation

This Season's FREE tax program has come to an end. However, we look forward to serving you again next year.


Want to be involved in our FREE tax program?   

We are NOW taking volunteer applications for the following:

~Tax preparer

  • Obtains IRS certification (through an IRS grant our VITA volunteers obtain certifications at zero cost) 
  • Prepare Tax returns for our VITA Clients 

~Asset Ambassador  

  • Leading assest management seminars for clients before their tax appointment. The role of asset ambassador will help educate our clients on different strategies in financial education in regards to their refund and how it can work for them. 


Email: for VITA Volunteer Application 


Information the United Way of Northeast Arkansas tax free program: 

VITA stands for: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance 

Click here for more information

IRS-certified volunteers  will prepare your tax return and submitt it electronically, and it is FREE!  

Individuals and families who earn $54,000 or less quailfy for this FREE tax filing program. Our volunteers have a wealth of experience in tax preparation and are trained each year on current tax laws.  These volunteers can file both state and federal returns for the current tax year; we do not do prior year returns.

This program is made possible through grants from Craighead County Community Foundation; Entergy Arkansas; The Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation.  

Plan for financial success and be entered to win $$Cash$$ if you participate in our 30-40-30 conest. 

You have worked hard all year!  Ask your tax volunteer about 30-40-30 and put your money to work for you! 

  • 30% - Save for the future, and you will be eligible to win $1000!*
  • 40% - Spend on fun!
  • 30% - Slay some debt! 
*some restrictions apply, a portion of your refund can be saved in an existing account, or contact the bank of your choice about setting up a new account

My Free Taxes

Households earning $64,000 or less can prepare their own taxes online.  Open 24/7 you can prepare and file your state and federal returns January 23 through October 15.  Be sure to use the link provided, or fees may be charged.  Fees will apply if your total household income is above $64,000.

You can start your return, save and come back later if you need to.  If you have a problem or question while you are filing, no worries, there is online assistance for tax questions or call 1-855-698-9435.

My Free Taxes is a partnership between United Way and H&R Block.

What documents do I need to bring?

FAQ about Tax Credits  

Are you and your family eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit?  You can use this EITC Estimator to see how much it could be.