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 $51,000 in
Seven locations (7) in Lackawanna
and Wayne Counties will be open from February
1-March 29, 2015.
Click here to schedule your appointment online after January
You may also make your appointment by calling the United Way at
for SUPER SUNDAY to kickoff the 2015 VITA program on
Sunday, February 1 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 or call
United Way at 504-0614 for an appointment.
(Can't make it to Super Sunday? Follow the links to the left for the complete
United Way will again be offering a self preparation of taxes.
Clients will be able to make an appointment to file their taxes for
free with assistance from a United Way staff member if needed. Taxes
are filed through
myfreetaxes.com/uwlc and will be completed at our office
located at 615 Jefferson Avenue, Scranton. Appointments will be
available on Thursdays from 10am-2pm beginning February 5th
and running until March 26th. Income limit for this
service is $58,000 in 2014. Made possible by United Way Worldwide.
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
$5,891 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 - 2014
According to the IRS, earned income
and adjusted gross income (AGI) must each be less than:
$46,997 ($52,427 married filing jointly) with
three or more qualifying children
$43,756 ($49,186 married filing jointly) with two
$38,511 ($43,941 married filing jointly) with one
$14,590 ($20,020 married filing jointly) with no
Tax Year 2014 maximum credit:
$6,143 with three or more qualifying children
$5,460 with two qualifying children
$3,305 with one qualifying child
$496 with no qualifying children
Investment income must be $3,350 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