Free Tax Preparation

If you earned $58,000 or less in 2017, you may be eligible to receive FREE tax preparation. You also may be eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) or Child Care Tax Credits.

What to Bring

  • Proof of identification
  • Social Security Cards for you, your spouse and dependents and / or a Social Security Number verification letter issued by the Social Security Administration
  • Birth dates for you, your spouse and dependents on the tax return
  • Current year's tax package if you received one
  • Wage and earning statement(s), Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R, from all employers
  • Interest and divided statements from banks (Forms 1099)
  • A copy of last year's Federal and State returns
  • Bank Routing Numbers and Account Numbers for direct deposit.  Blank check or deposit slip required.
  • Total paid for child care provider and the child care provider's tax identifying number (the provider's Social Security Number or the provider's business Employer Identification Number)
  • To file taxes electronically on a married-filing-joint tax return, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms.

DMACC Urban Campus VITA Site

1100 7th Street
Bldg. 1, Room 232
Des Moines, IA
Mondays & Wednesdays 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Closed March 12-14
January 31 - March 28

Other VITA sites across Central Iowa

Des Moines
United Way of Central Iowa
1111 9th St., Room E
Mon. 5-7 p.m.
Tues. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
Wed. 5-7 p.m.
Fri. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
Sat. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
(German and Bosnian available on Monday evenings and Spanish on Saturdays)
Opens January 22
Des Moines Supersite
Polk County River Place (former Target building)
2309 Euclid Avenue
Room 3A
Mon. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Tues. 5-7 p.m.
Wed. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Thurs. 5-7 p.m.
Sat. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Opens January 22
Nevelyn Center
406 S.W. School St., Room #201
Mon. 5-7 p.m.
Tues. 9 a.m. -1 p.m.
Wed. 5-7 p.m.
Thurs. 9 a.m. -1 p.m.
Sat. 9 a.m. -1 p.m.
Opens January 22

Sites open until April 17 unless otherwise noted.


If you made $58,000 or less, you may be eligible for:

  • $6,444: Maximum amount with three or more qualifying children
  • $5,728: Maximum amount with two qualifying children
  • $3,468: Maximum amount with one qualifying child
  • $520: Maximum amount with no children
  • Investment income must be $3,500 or less for the year