United Way of Porter County 2016 Volunteer Tax Service Program Appointments Still Available

By: United Way of Porter County Last Updated: March 30, 2016

United-Way-PC-LogoThe United Way of Porter County Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program still has tax preparation openings available for qualifying individuals.

The VITA program is a free tax preparation service staffed by IRS-certified volunteer preparers that assist taxpayers in filing both federal and state returns.

“In less than two months, we have processed more than 500 tax returns,” said Kim Olesker, president & CEO of United Way of Porter County. “This is just one of the many vital services United Way supports in Porter County. Providing this free processing service to our community allows for those who need it to stay on track with their filings and receive their returns faster.”

Tax appointment services are available now through Thursday, April 14. Openings are available Monday through Thursday at various times per day. Program requirements include an adjusted gross income of $54,000 or less, presentation of photo identification and Social Security cards for all being claimed on the 2015 tax return.

The following is a detailed list of the requirements to qualify for free tax preparation:

To make an appointment, contact United Way of Porter County at (219) 464-3583. To learn more about the VITA program, visit