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{Updated 2/4/15}

 * University of Scranton
 * Carbondale
 * Clarks Summit
 * Hawley
* Moscow
 * Peckville
 * Taylor

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{Updated 2/4/15}

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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 $51,000 in 2014.

Seven locations (7) in Lackawanna and Wayne  Counties will be open from February 1-March 29, 2015.

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 closeout the 2015 VITA program on Sunday, March 29 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.)

Self-Preparation :: 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.

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 $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 qualifying children

         $38,511 ($43,941 married filing jointly) with one qualifying child

         $14,590 ($20,020 married filing jointly) with no qualifying children


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 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
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