Free Tax Preparation Help

ATTENTION!: In an effort to reduce the possible spread of COVID-19, ALL remaining VITA Tax Appointments will be canceled and services are discontinued indefinitely.

The FEDERAL April 15 tax filing deadline has been extended until July 15.

The STATE April 15 tax filing deadline has been extended until July 15.

  • If you are an existing client (you have had your tax return prepared and transmitted by UWWC) and have questions regarding the status of your refund, please click here to check your FEDERAL refund status and click here to check your STATE refund status.
  • We will mail copies of your tax return after the the Governor's Stay In Place, Stay Safe order is lifted. Until then, all mailings are ON HOLD. If you need your tax return document sooner, please contact us.
  • The VITA team is available by email at vita@uwwashtenaw.org and by phone at 734-677-7235. Due to the influx of calls and responing to COVID-19, we will try to respond to your message within 48 hours

The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service announced that distribution of the economic impact payments will begin in the next three weeks and will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most people. However, some seniors and others who typically do not file returns will need to submit a simple tax return to receive the stimulus payment.Click here to read important tax-related news and updates from the IRS related to COVID-19.


Prepare your own taxes (for FREE) at home!

In light of the major disruptions to our community's free tax prep services caused by COVID-19, here are some options for preparing your own taxes online (phone or computer) using free online guided software.

Credit Karma: Easy-to-use free online software for tax preparation.

IRS Free File website: Lists various options for free tax filing options online.