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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 Outbreak Update: May 18, 2020

SpiriTrust Lutheran is pleased to announce a new Virtual VITA option for free income tax preparation, where individuals may upload their tax information/documents using a secure portal called TaxWise Mobile. VITA will prepare tax returns remotely and conduct intake and exit interviews with taxpayers by phone or GoToMeeting. This method of VITA delivery has been approved and all technical and security specifications meet IRS requirements.  

Individuals should visit for more information or to get started.  

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

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 serve as one of the program’s several preparation locations. 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 


Learn more about the program and its three available options through this flyer: Download in English or in Spanish. Each year the service is available between mid-January and October 31, and experiences the highest service capacity and volume during the months of February through April. Appointments are required at all sites unless otherwise advertised. To schedule an appointment at any of the tax preparation locations in the County, please call (717) 854-2244. 
For general questions or for more information on SpiriTrust Lutheran Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and how to become a volunteer, visit the SpiriTrust Lutheran website or contact Robert Morgan at the information below.
Program Coordinator
(717) 854-2244


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

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