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Drop-off option available for free VITA tax prep

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Lancaster County's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, VITA, is now accepting drop-off appointments for its free tax preparation service.

The drop-off service is being offered during the coronavirus pandemic to give taxpayers a safe way to provide their W-2 forms and other tax information for VITA's IRS-certified volunteers to use in filling out their returns.

Drop-offs MUST be scheduled; walk-ins will not be accepted. For more information or to make an appointment, call the the United Way of Lancaster County's 211 referral service or visit VITA online at

Drop-off locations are as follows:

  • CASA (Spanish-language site)
    318 S. Duke St., Lancaster
  • Brightside Opportunity Center
    515 Hershey Ave., Lancaster
  • Community Place on Washington
    61 E. Washington St. Elizabethtown
  • Ephrata VITA office
    560 S. Reading Road, Ephrata
    (in the Ephrata Library Exploratorium)
  • Factory Ministries Youth Center
    3293 Lincoln Highway East, Paradise
  • Hempfield United Methodist Church
    3050 Marietta Ave., Lancaster
  • United Way of Lancaster County
    1910 Harrington Drive, Lancaster

Taxpayers have two other free options through VITA: They can prepare their taxes themselves online using MyFreeTaxes or Turbo Tax; or they can file online with the help of IRS-certified volunteers through VITA's partnership with

VITA in Lancaster County provides free tax preparation to individuals and families making $62,000 or less. It is a program of the United Way of Lancaster County.