FINDLAY, OH (Jan. 11, 2022) In the interest of continuing COVID safety among the recent outbreaks of the new variant, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA) has been cancelled for this year.
“The decision to cancel the VITA program was extremely difficult. Ultimately, the biggest concern was for the health and safety of the volunteers and clients,” said Angela DeBoskey, CEO of United Way of Hancock County. “We feel strongly about a VITA presence in Hancock County and will be encouraging the program’s return in future years.”
For 2021 tax filing, the United Way of Hancock County is supporting an alternative option. www.MyFreeTaxes.com is a free, online, and self-filing solution. This United Way sponsored program, in partnership with the IRS, allows individuals, who make under $57,000 annually, to file both their federal and state taxes for free. The website is self-guided, helping taxpayers go through the filing process with prompts.
By visiting www.liveunitedhancockcounty.org/vita-2022, individuals can also find a link to MyFreeTaxes, as well as other helpful tax resources. The current deadline to file your 2021 taxes is currently April 18. If you have any further questions, please call UWHC at (419) 423-1432.