United Way of Southwest Alabama / Uncategorized  / UWSWA’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program Begins January 30, 2023
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UWSWA’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program Begins January 30, 2023

United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA), with the generous help of our volunteers, launches the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program on Monday, January 30, 2023. The VITA program offers FREE tax filing help to people whose household income is $60,000 or less. We also serve taxpayers over the age of sixty as well as persons with disabilities.

An IRS certified volunteer prepares each participant’s tax return. Another qualified volunteer reviews the return and then files it electronically with the IRS. Participants can receive any refund by check or by direct deposit to their bank account, and taxpayers who owe can mail their payments or have them direct debited.

According to VITA Program Coordinator Brad Martin, “”For many low income families, the tax time moment represents the largest infusion of cash they’ll see in a year. That can help them catch up on bills, purchase things their children need for school, or save for a rainy day.”

This year, UWSWA has four VITA locations in Mobile County, with sites available Mondays through Saturday. Appointments must be scheduled in advance.

  • New Horizons Credit Union (6320 Airport Boulevard, 36608) is open Monday and Wednesdays
  • Chickasaw Community Shelter (799 Iroquois Street, 36611) is open Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Bay Haas Building (1150 Government Street Suite 209, 36604) is open Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays
  • West Mobile Public Library (5555 Grelot Road, 36609) is open on Saturdays

To make an appointment, individuals can call 251.219.0606 or visit

We also can provide taxpayers with a link to self-file their returns electronically. To get the link and get help with any questions, email


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