VITA - Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

Messiah University will offer FREE Tax Prep Services Through Touch-Free Taxes Program

Due to the Covid virus, Messiah University will not be offering in their traditional face-to-face tax services.  Instead, they will be working with the United Way of Central PA and participating in their Touch-Free Taxes program.

Touch-Free Taxes will be available beginning January 25, 2021.

This year, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, also called Money in Your Pocket, will offer free virtual tax preparation services through the Touch-Free Taxes program. Low- to moderate-income individuals and families who made $57,000 or less in 2020 are eligible. Touch-Free Taxes can be done from the comfort of your home and connects you to a trained volunteer to complete your taxes at no cost!

Starting on January 25, you simply go to (a secure site), answer a few questions and then upload photos of your tax documents. The upload can be done by scanning or taking a photo of your documents with your smart phone.  A local volunteer preparer will remotely complete your Federal, state, and local returns. After the returns have been completed and electronically signed by you, the Federal and state returns will be efiled and you will mail the Local.  See the attached flyer for more details.

If you do not have access to a smartphone, tablet or computer to scan your tax documents, the United Way will offer scanning assistance at several locations by appointment only. Please email or call 717.724.4077 if you want to set up a scanning appointment or have additional questions.

Please see the United Way link below for further instructions.