VITA Free Tax Prep

Program Overview

Arkansas Asset Builders is a partner in the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Our tax preparation services are provided by IRS-certified volunteers and are available to qualifying individuals and families with:

  • 2021 household income less than $58,000,
  • Taxpayers with disabilities, or
  • Limited-English speaking households.

We serve ITIN holders as well as those who need to apply for or renew an ITIN. We also serve international students and scholars who receive scholarships, stipends, or job-training wages. Tax assistance services are available in Spanish and English.

Tax Assistance options

Arkansas Asset Builders will return to in-person volunteer tax assistance for the 2022 filing season. Clients can make an appointment for free help at the Faulkner County Library in Conway, AR, on Wednesdays and Saturdays, January 29-April 16.

Virtual tax assistance options are still available through national partner organizations. You can also prepare your own tax return online (with help from certified volunteers) through MyFreeTaxes.com. These options are available to taxpayers anywhere across the country who meet the income requirements of the VITA program.

Documentation Requirements

Make sure to gather all of the following documents that apply to your tax situation and bring them with you to your appointment. If documents are missing, we will not complete your tax return. For joint returns, taxpayer and spouse must both be present to confirm ID and sign the completed return.

  • Photo ID for taxpayer (and spouse, if filing jointly)
  • Social Security cards (or ITIN letters) and birth dates for everyone on your tax return 
  • Checking, savings, or prepaid card account and routing numbers for direct deposit
  • A copy of your 2019 and 2020 federal tax returns, especially if your income was reduced in 2021 because of lost work/unemployment
  • Wage and earning statements (Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R, 1099-MISC, 1099-NEC) from all income sources
  • Form 1099-G for any unemployment compensation received
  • Documentation of any Economic Impact Payments received in 2021, such as Notice 1444-C, Letter 6475, bank statements, or IRS account transcript
  • Documentation of any advance Child Tax Credit received, such as Letter 6419, printout from the Child Tax Credit Portal, or your own records (such as this fillable PDF!)
  • Total paid for daycare provider and the daycare provider’s tax ID number
  • Interest, dividend, or sales transaction statements from banks or investments (Form 1099-INT, Form 1099-DIV, Form 1099-B)
  • Information about any other income or expenses to be included in your tax return, such as self-employment or higher education
  • Form 1095-A Health Insurance Marketplace Statement, if you purchased insurance through HealthCare.gov
  • Copies of income transcripts from IRS and state for prior year returns, if applicable

Certain complex tax situations are outside the scope of the VITA program. See the IRS website or our poster at the library for more info. For example, we cannot prepare tax returns with farm income, rental property, or self-employment involving inventory or claiming a home office deduction.

Please be advised that the site operating hours, volunteer availability, and services offered are limited. Your patience and understanding are appreciated.