Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

Free tax help is available to area residents from January 29– April 9, 2024.

For residents with income under $64,000 in 2023, IRS-certified volunteer tax preparers help residents file their taxes & claim available credits. United Way partners with Volunteer Center and Catholic Charities Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend to offer the VITA program in Allen, DeKalb, Noble, and Steuben counties.

This free tax preparation service brings nearly $2.5 million back into the local community in refunds and saves residents over $730,000 in preparation fees, keeping more money in the pockets of those who need it the most.



Additionally, MyFreeTaxes is a free online filing program and is available for households with an income less than $79,000 in 2023.

MyFreeTaxes helps people file their federal and state taxes for free, brought to you by United Way.

Go to www.myfreetaxes.com to file.

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What to Bring to Your Tax Preparation Appointment

Cross off each item on the list one by one if you have what is required.

Drop Off Locations

St. Mary’s Catholic Church
1101 S. Lafayette St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Monday, 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 12:30 p.m.)
Tuesday & Wednesday, 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (doors open at 12:30 p.m.)
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (doors open at 8:30 a.m.)


Appointments can be made by calling Catholic Charities at 260-440-2558

DeKalb County Walk-In Drop Off Site: Eckhart Public Library, Tuesday 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM & Wednesday 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
DeKalb County Site: Catholic Charities – Auburn Office
Noble County Site: Kendallville Public Library
Steuben County Site: Carnegie Public Library



VITA Partners

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Allen County Financial Stability Partnership
Catholic Charities
Volunteer Center