This program is for low and
moderate income households
and senior citizens from Lackawanna
and Wayne Counties.
Outside of this area?
Find a VITA site near you
or call 1-800-906-9887
In a cooperative partnership, the United Way of Lackawanna and
Wayne Counties and the University of Scranton Volunteer Income
Tax Assistance (VITA) program offer free tax preparation
assistance if your household income was less than $54,000 in
Eight (8) locations in Lackawanna
and Wayne Counties will be open from February
2 - April 7, 2017.
Click here to schedule your appointment online.
You may also make your appointment by calling the United Way at
for SUPER SUNDAY on
Sunday, February 5 at the University of Scranton's
Brennan Hall between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. to have your taxes
prepared for free!
Schedule your appointment today online
United Way at 504-0614 for an appointment.
(Can't make it to Super Sunday? Follow the links to the left for the complete
Were you one of
our VITA clients last year? ::
New this year - Appointments are
available for VITA clients served by our United Way last year at our
office in downtown Scranton! We
even have a free parking lot! Appointments available by calling
for FREE Tax Filing - Self-Preparation ::
If your household income in 2016 was
$64,000 or less, you can file your taxes online for FREE through
United Way's partnership with "My Free Taxes."
Read more here...
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE EARNED
INCOME AND CHILD TAX CREDITS
Tax Credit (EITC)
The EITC (Earned Income Tax Credit) is a special tax benefit
for low/moderate income wage earners who work full or part time.
Workers who meet the guidelines may be eligible for as much as
$6,269 from the government, with the average benefit as much as
$1,500. In addition, if you have dependent children, you may qualify
for the Child Tax Credit, worth up to an additional $1,000 for
each qualifying child. Here are a few examples of income eligibility
for the EITC (both earned income and the adjusted gross income
must be less than the amounts indicated).
EITC Guidelines - 2016
According to the IRS, earned income
and adjusted gross income (AGI) must each be less than:
$47,955 ($53,505 married filing jointly) with
three or more qualifying children
$44,648 ($50,198 married filing jointly) with two
$39,296 ($44,846 married filing jointly) with one
$14,880 ($20,430 married filing jointly) with no
Tax Year 2016 maximum credit:
$6,269 with three or more qualifying children
$5,572 with two qualifying children
$3,373 with one qualifying child
$506 with no qualifying children
Investment income must be $3,400 or less for the year.
For information on the dates, times and locations
for FREE tax preparation, please
download our printable flier, call the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties at
(570) 504-0614 or