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VITA - Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax preparation and filing to low- and moderate income individuals, families, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide basic federal, state and local income tax return preparation with electronic filing for free to qualified individuals.


COVID-19 Update

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is managed in York County by SpiriTrust Lutheran®, who continues to closely monitoring ongoing developments related to coronavirus (COVID-19) and is taking all necessary precautions to prevent the spread of the virus. Although they are unable to open VITA offices for 2021, they are able to resume free tax preparation to qualified individuals and couples through a new online service called TaxWise Mobile.

Individuals should visit for more information or to get started.  

At this time, in-person tax preparation at all VITA sites remains suspended.

The VITA program will cease operations April 30, 2021, for filing 2020 taxes.

If you have questions, please direct them to VITA at 717-854-2244.


Volunteer Income Tax Assistance throughout York County is managed by SpiriTrust Lutheran®.  United Way of York County is proud to have served as one of the program’s several preparation locations in previous years. From January 29 through April 15, 2019, the VITA program had the following impact in York County:

  • Total federal returns – 4,986
  • Total federal refunds - $7,768,845
  • Total state refunds - $317,436
  • Total out-of-pocket savings - $934,875
  • Total community economic impact - $9,021,156
  • Total # of individuals served – 7,613 


I had my taxes filed by VITA, but I have a question:

If you had your taxes filed at a VITA Program location or through TaxWise Mobile but have a question, concern or are in need of copies, please contact SpiriTrust Lutheran or the IRS.