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  Free Tax Preparation Assistance

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 $52,000 in 2015.

Seven locations (7) in Lackawanna and Wayne Counties will be open from February 4 - April 8, 2016.

Click here to schedule your appointment online.

You may also make your appointment by calling the United Way at (570) 504-0614 or emailing us.

>>Join us for SUPER SUNDAY to kickoff the 2016 VITA program on Sunday, February 7 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 schedule.)

Another Option for FREE Tax Filing - Self-Preparation :: If your household income in 2015 was $62,000 or less, you can file your taxes online for FREE through United Way's partnership with "My Free Taxes." Read more here...

Are you 65 or older? :: New this year - If you're age 65 or older, call our Tax Hotline at (570) 504-0614 to make an appointment for FREE tax preparation in Scranton for "Senior Wednesdays." We even have a free parking lot!

Earned Income 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 $6,044 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 - 2015
According to the IRS, earned income
and adjusted gross income (AGI) must each be less than:

         $47,747 ($53,267 married filing jointly) with three or more qualifying children

         $44,454 ($49,974 married filing jointly) with two qualifying children

         $39,131 ($44,651 married filing jointly) with one qualifying child

         $14,820 ($20,330 married filing jointly) with no qualifying children


Tax Year 2015 maximum credit:

         $6,242 with three or more qualifying children

         $5,548 with two qualifying children

         $3,359 with one qualifying child

         $503 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 email us.


This free service is brought to you by:
  • United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties
  • University of Scranton VITA program
  • IRS
  • United Neighborhood Centers of NEPA
  • Consumer Credit Counseling of NEPA
  • Lackawanna County Library System


United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties | 615 Jefferson Avenue | PO Box 526 | Scranton, PA 18501-0526 |
tel 570.343.1267 | fax 570.969.2977
Wayne County Mailing Address | PO Box 328 | Waymart, PA 18472
2016-18 United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties