Indy Free Tax Prep
Indy Free Tax Prep is a citywide initiative that offers Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) to Marion County residents. Several public and private organizations joined forces to increase financial stability of working individuals and families in the city.
The VITA Program administered by the IRS offers free tax help for low to moderate income individuals defined by the earned income tax credit (EITC), persons with disabilities, the elderly, and those having limited English proficiency. Trained VITA volunteers prepare basic income tax returns.
The initiative continues to expand each year. During 2014 filing tax season, more than 6,500 tax returns were prepared for Marion County residents at no cost through this effort resulting in more than $7.9 millions in refunds.
The Mayor’s Office, the IRS, Indianapolis Asset Building Coalition (IABC), Indy’s Campaign for Financial Fitness (ICFF), financial institutions, and other partners, such as colleges and universities, and other non-profit organizations provide support in a variety of ways to the coalition.