Residents of Escambia and Santa Rosa counties making $73,000 or less annually are eligible to file their taxes for free with United Way of West Florida’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program. Eligible participants may visit one of four convenient locations across the community or use limited virtual assistance to utilize this free service and maximize their tax return with the assistance of an IRS-certified volunteer.
VITA sites are operated by IRS partners such as United Way of West Florida and are staffed by volunteers who want to make a difference in their communities. All VITA volunteers who prepare returns must take and pass tax law training that meets or exceeds IRS standards. This training includes maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of all taxpayer information.
VITA sites will begin in-person returns on February 7th.
Please see below for a complete list of VITA sites throughout Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, as well as their opening dates and hours. VITA is by appointment only in 2022, to schedule an appointment simply dial 211. For up-to-date information please visitwww.uwwf.org/taxhelp.
Goodwill Easterseals of the Gulf Coast
1715 E. Olive Rd., Pensacola, FL 32514
Opening: February 9
Wednesday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Saturday, February 19 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Pensacola State College (Main Campus)
1000 College Blvd., Pensacola, FL 32504 Bldg 98
Opening: February 7
Hours: Monday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Thursday 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday February 26, March 26, and April 9, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Pensacola State College (Warrington Campus)
5555 US-98, Pensacola, FL 32507
Opening: February 8
Hours: Tuesday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Wednesday 2:00 p.m. – 6 p.m. Thursday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Pensacola State College (Milton Campus)
5988 Hwy 90, Milton, FL, 32583 Bldg 400
Opening: February 8
Hours: Tuesday 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Saturday March 3, and April 2, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Filers must bring the following documentation with them when filing taxes at one of the VITA sites:
- State or federal photo identification
- Social Security cards for all members of the household
- All W2s, 1095s, 1098s, and 1099s
- Childcare provider’s information
- Investment statements and other tax forms
- Amounts of other income
- Bank account information for direct deposit
- Last year’s tax return, if available
Promotional materials containing information about United Way of West Florida’s VITA program are available for distribution. To request these materials or any questions concerning the VITA program, contact Financial Stability Manager, Elizabeth Bondurant, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
United Way of West Florida’s VITA Program is sponsored by the University of West Florida, Pensacola State College, Goodwill Easterseals of the Gulf Coast, IRS, and Wells Fargo.