March 3, 2021

The IRS has started its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) grant program initiative in partnership with various organizations. VITA was created to provide free tax preparation services to assist individuals with low to moderate income, persons with disabilities, the elderly, and others with extenuating circumstances to file their taxes each year.

In our first year of participation, we have successfully registered 50 members of our Optima staff, in partnership with the United Way of Orange County, California and Mesa, Arizona, to provide free tax preparation services to those who need it most. For more information on accessing VITA services in these regions, visit https://www.unitedwayoc.org/how-we-are-doing-more/income/free-tax-preparation/or https://www.mesaunitedway.org/volunteer-income-tax-assistance/.