Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Services for West Michigan volunteers provide free tax preparation assistance services to low- to moderate-income individuals and families with household annual incomes below $60,000. 

For the 2020 tax season from February through April, TrueNorth Community Services will be a host site at its Service Center, 6308 S. Warner Avenue (M-82) in Fremont. The hours and dates are to be determined.

From February 2018 to April 2019, VITA Services for West Michigan helped prepare 2,619 free income tax returns for eligible low- to moderate-income individuals and families thanks to volunteers, leading to $3.9 million of taxes going back to working families in West Michigan.

For information about eligibility for VITA Services for West Michigan, to schedule an appointment, or to learn more about self-filing or walk-in services, contact Michigan 2-1-1 at 2-1-1 or (800) 877-1107.

VITA Services for West Michigan has been a TrueNorth partnership with Goodwill Industries of West Michigan, Inc., since 2006. The program is funded by grants from Fremont Area Community Foundation, the Community Foundation for Muskegon CountyUnited Way of the Lakeshore and The Community Economic Development Association of Michigan.

The program serves residents of Newaygo, Muskegon, Oceana and Ottawa counties with volunteers preparing returns at seven convenient tax sites, and one drop-and-go site. 

Volunteers are needed! If you would like to learn more about how you can you make a positive impact in your community, please contact Goodwill Tax Program Coordinator Jasam Brett Layne-Roy at (231) 722-7871, ext. 1073, or jlayne@goodwillwm.org.