Free Tax Preparation in Indianapolis, Indiana and Earned Income Credit

By | December 28, 2015

Indy Free Tax Prep is a network of Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites that offer free tax preparation to individuals and families with a combined household income of $60,000 or less.


IRS VITA in Indianapolis

The VITA program, in partnership with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), is designed to ensure that residents receive all the tax credits and deductions for which they are eligible. Volunteers are certified by the IRS to provide free, basic tax return preparation to qualified individuals.

This initiative supports United Way of Central Indiana’s community goal of reducing the number of financially unstable households in Central Indiana. The Indy Free Tax Prep network currently operates VITA sites in Marion, Hendricks and Morgan Counties

How to Get Free Tax Return Filed in Indianapolis?

The Indy Free Tax Prep program has been made available to the Indianapolis area by the Indianapolis Asset Building Coalition and Indy’s Campaign for Financial Fitness, and through IRS’ Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.

The program is available throughout Marion County today through April 15, 2015. For more details on the program, including checking eligibility and offering to volunteer call 211 or go to the Indy Free Tax website here. 

VITA Season: Many VITA sites will be open to serve our community beginning in mid-January 2016 through April 18, 2016. Indianapolis VITA sites will be located throughout the community with many offering evening and weekend hours.  Please call 2-1-1 for hours and location.


Free Tax Preparation Locations Near Indianapolis

Marion County locations

  • Hawthorne Community Center
  • John H. Boner Community Center* (walk-in)
  • Oasis Christian Development Corp.
  • Shepherd Community Center
  • Southeast Community Services
  • Faye Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center
  • Heritage Place
  • Broad Ripple Park
  • Flanner House
  • Washington Park
  • Municipal Gardens
  • Holy Angels Church (walk-in)
  • Zion Hope Church (walk-in)
  • Citizens Gas
  • Indianapolis City-County Building (available to its employees, families and relatives only)
  • P.A.C.E.
  • Indianapolis Urban League*

*MyFreeTaxes program available

Hendricks County locations

  • Location information to be added soon

Morgan County locations

  • Location information to be added soon


Other Information about Free Tax Filing in Indianapolis

Indy’s Free Tax Preparation Program, part of Indy’s Campaign for Financial Fitness, aims to help 7,000 residents and their families file their tax returns for free this year, allowing them to keep 100 percent of their tax refunds. The IRS VITA-trained and certified volunteers file returns electronically. For taxpayers with a bank account, that means seeing 100 percent of their refund direct deposited in about 10 days.


Free Tax Return Filing in Indianapolis

“Indy’s Free Tax Preparation Program provides local taxpayers the opportunity to keep more of their hard-earned money by allowing an IRS-trained and certified VITA volunteer help file their taxes,” said Indianapolis First Lady Winnie Ballard, who is a certified volunteer tax preparer. Mrs. Ballard founded Indy’s Campaign for Financial Fitness in 2008 with the goal for all Marion County residents to achieve financial literacy.  In addition to sites across the city, the Mobile Tax Team travels to apartment communities, workplaces and other convenient locations. The program already has helped thousands of Indianapolis residents this filing season.