VITA/My Free Taxes

Every year, hundreds of community members get the most our of their tax return through United Way of Central Louisiana's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.


Program Impact



  • Increase financial stability through maximization of federal and state tax returns

About Volunteer Income Tax Assistance(VITA)

VITA is free person-to-person tax help for individuals needing assistance in preparing their own tax returns. People often file early - and at great expense - through commercial tax preparation services that charge large fees. By filing returns at UWCL's VITA site people receive 100% of their refund. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.


  • Earn less than $60,000 a year


Getting an Appointment

  • Call - 318-613-0433

  • If no answer, leave a voicemail. The voicemails are checked once a day and all calls are returned. **Please save the number in your phone so that you don't miss the call**


Required Documents

You must bring the following documents to your appointment:

  • Current photo ID
  • Social security cards for ALL household members
  • All W-2's from 2022
  • If applicable, social security 1099, 1098, etc.
  • Copy of 2021 tax return (if possible)
  • Valid E-mail address
  • Banking information for Direct Deposit (voided check, routing and checking account numbers)

If you do not have all documents needed at the time of your appointment, your appointment will be rescheduled (if time permits).


Get Involved


We need VITA volunteers.

Interested in volunteering? Email


VITA Sponsors:


Do you make over $60,000 a year?

VITA/My Free Taxes | United Way of Central Louisiana

Eligible individuals may also use MyFreeTaxes to file their taxes for free at home. You can file your taxes for free online using Tax Slayer's easy and accurate tax preparation software with no cap on income. This is a great option for a variety of people, including young adults. If you have any questions while filing, call the helpline at 1-855-698-9435.