Volunteer Income Tax Assistance


If you had a household income of $64,000 or less in 2023, have a disability, or English is not your primary language, you may be eligible for FREE tax preparation services.

You may also qualify for an additional tax worth thousands called the Earned Income Tax Credit. For VITA services call 211 or 232-HELP to make an appointment with a local VITA site near you.

Looking for additional resources? Go to for free filing information and services.


What does VITA stand for?
VITA stands for Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program and it offers free tax preparation utilizing volunteers that are certified and trained by the IRS.
Who is eligible for this free service? (VITA Qualifications)

You may qualify for free tax prep through VITA if one (or all) of these apply to you.

  • Your total household income was $64,000 or less.
  • You do not receive active military pay.
  • You are not practicing clergy.
  • You did not have farm income.
  • You did not own a business.
  • You did not have rental property income.
  • You did not have income from trading stocks or bonds.
  • You don’t speak English well enough to complete your taxes.
  • You have a disability.
What should people bring with them when meeting with the tax specialist?
  • Proof of ID
  • SSN Card for you, spouse, and dependents and/or Social Security Number verification issued by the social security information
  • Birth dates for you, spouse, and dependents on tax return
  • Wage and earning statements: Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R, 1099-Misc from all employers 
  • Interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1099)
  • A copy of last year’s federal and state returns, if available
  • Proof of bank account, routing numbers, and account numbers for Direct Deposit, such as a blank check
  • Total paid for daycare and the daycare provider’s tax identifying number if appropriate
What if I am self-employed?
  • Visit this link to view the MyFreeTaxes Self-Employed Tax Guides. 
Do most people get a refund?

YES! Just last year we helped Acadiana residents claim nearly $3 million in refunds.

How many people took advantage of this program last year?

Over 3,000 local residents utilized our service last year.

When it comes to tax preparation, what tips can you offer folks?

Most people do not take advantage of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). We aggressively search for the EITC as it can garner over $6,000 extra on your refund.
Keep your refund safe this year by investing in a local Acadiana bank. Learn more about our Bank On program here.

For additional questions, please contact Patricia Cormier at or Hunter Leedy at

VITA Locations

Appointments are required at ALL VITA locations. 

Acadia Parish


11 North Parkerson Avenue

(337) 788-7551

Lafayette Parish

Lafayette Public Library Main Branch

301 W Congress St.

211 or 232-HELP

Lafayette Parish

LPL West Regional Library

501 Old Spanish Trail

211 or 232-HELP

Lafayette Parish

LPL South Regional Library

6101 Johnston St.

211 or 232-HELP

Lafayette Parish

North Regional Library

5101 N. University Ave.

211 or 232-HELP

Lafayette Parish

Goodwill Industries of Acadiana

1225 Kaliste Saloom

211 or 232-HELP

Lafayette Parish

SMILE Community Action Agency

501 St. John St.

(337) 234-3272

Lafayette Parish

Acadiana High School

315 Rue de Belier

(337) 521-7950

St. Landry Parish

St. Landry VITA

5367 I-49 S. Service Rd. #30

211 or 232-HELP

St. Martin Parish

Breaux Bridge Branch

205 N. Main St.

211 or 232-HELP

Iberia Parish

SMILE Community Action Agency - New Iberia

722 Walton St.

(337) 234-3272

Evangeline Parish

Ville Platte VITA

126 E. Main St.

211 or 232-HELP

St. Mary Parish

St. Mary Community Action Agency

1407 Barrow St.

(337) 828-5703

Vermilion Parish

ASSIST Agency - Abbeville

407 Charity St.

(337) 898-9554

Vermilion Parish

Vermilion VITA

405 E. Victor St.

(337) 893-2563