Erie FREE Taxes

Call 1-888-829-5680 to schedule a free tax filing appointment.

Call 814-456-2937 x236 or email for additional information.

Erie FREE Taxes helps eligible low and moderate income wage-earners to claim the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) by providing free tax preparation services through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA).

Important Information

The 2016 filing season is extended through Monday, April 18th.  The following is a list of VITA sites that will be open on Saturday, April and Monday, April 18.

Saturday, April 16th

  • Booker T Washington Center

  • 4 NINE Thrift Store

  • Gannon University

  • Girard HS

  • Porreco College

Monday, April 18th 

  • Booker T Washington Center

  • Martin Luther King Center

  • St Benedict Education Center

About VITA

VITA works to ensure that eligible tax filers receive all their tax credits and deductions, including the Child Tax Credit, Education Tax Credit and Child Care tax deductions.  FREE tax prep services are provided by IRS-certified volunteers at numerous tax site locations in the community.

About the EITC

The EITC is a highly successful poverty-reduction tool.  It benefits those who work, or have worked during the tax year.  Depending on the EITC claim amount, the EITC can reduce or eliminate income taxes that are owed.  If the EITC claim is more than the taxes owed, the difference will be refunded to the tax filer.

Common Questions

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What do I need to bring?

What other filing options do I have?

Where is the closest Erie FREE Taxes location?

Other Frequently Asked Questions

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