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Tax Services

Welcome to The Iowa Center’s VITA Tax Site. 

 Our offices remain closed to the public due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Iowa Center Tax site is at capacity and is now closed for the rest of the tax season.

 

Frequently Asked Questions 

To make an appointment with another VITA tax site:

There are some sites across Iowa that are still open and offering appointments for in person drop-off, in person preparation, etc. If you would like to see a list of VITA tax sites sorted by area code please click here.

You can also contact United Way of Central Iowa and Lutheran Services of Iowa (LSI) regarding their VITA tax sites.

My household income is greater than $56,000 guideline; can you still help me?

Not at this time. However, you can contact Iowa Legal Aid here.

How do I get my Economic Impact Payment (Stimulus Money)?

The Iowa Center does not have any information on the Economic Impact Payment (stimulus payments). We are not able to look anything up for you regarding the payment. If you have questions on this payment you will need to contact the IRS directly. For more information on the Economic Impact Payment: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/get-my-payment

Can I file my taxes on my own?

Yes! You can file simple returns online for free at www.myfreetaxes.com.

I received a letter from the IRS or Iowa Department of Revenue. What do I do? 

We recommend you contact Iowa Legal Aid by clicking here.

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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $56,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.

Find tax assistance here.

Tax Partners 

Allamakee County Ag Extension District
Waukon

North Central Iowa EITC Coalition – Cerro Gordo County Extension
Mason City

United Way and Community Foundation of Greater Fort Dodge
Fort Dodge

Hope4Healing VITA @ Hawkeye Adult Learning Center
Gladbrook

RSVP of Jasper County
Newton

Central College VITA
Pella

Family Housing Advisory Services Inc. – Omaha EITC Coalition
Council Bluffs

Hamilton County Agricultural Extension District
Webster City

Chickasaw County Extension
New Hampton

Guthrie Country Ag Extension District
Guthrie Center

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