1. Tracy – we are delighted that you were pleased with the services. Please share the news with your network. We are able to help more individuals such as yourself. Last year we assisted 5,400 clients and helped them receive $5.6M in tax refunds – this just in Broward County.


    1. Ernesto, si es extraordinario. Hemos hecho este trabajo por mas de 13 años. Y solo es posible gracias a la ayuda de nuestros 150+ voluntarios y las organizaciones que nos apoyan- https://vitataxesfree.org/vita-funders-partners/ . Ademas, tenemos mas de dos docenas de organizaciones que colaboran con nosotros. Es un projecto muy bonito – y lo mas importante es que proveemos un servicio critico a las personas que trabajan duro para impulsar sus famiilias.

      Ernesto commented that he believes it is extraordinary that a “place” like this exists.
      I responded as follows:
      Yes, it is extraordinary. We have been doing this work for more than 13 years. But it would NOT be possible without the more than 150+ volunteers, funders (see list here) and our more than two dozen partners. It is a wonderful service but most importantly, it provides support to individuals who are working hard to empower their families.


  1. I forgot two papers at home and the vita volunteers did not do my taxes. I took four buses to the tamarac community center and got sent home. I had the numbers I needed written down,but did not have what was called a “ORIGINAL”. This is terrible and the worst tax place.


    1. Ms. Cohen –
      Thank you for sharing your concerns. As per IRS regulations, social security cards are required to be presented at the sites in order to protect your identity, the identity of your dependents and all taxpayers served by the VITA program. We were very happy to have been able to serve you recently and to know that you were pleased with the service you received. Thank you for bringing all your documents in hand.

      Note to all potential filers – some of our tax sites DO require appointments – but many do not. Go to our location tax page to confirm which do and which do not require appointments. https://vitataxesfree.org/20-2/


    2. I went to the same place and the volunteer told me I own taxes!…never ever had to pay back taxes..I took my paper work and left and had them done by someone else..and my refund is over 3,000!..never again..


    1. Mr. Hord they are the dates the site are open- to the right of the calendar dates are the actual DAYS OF THE WEEK and the times that the services are provided at that particular site. Note, we also list dates when they are NOT open. Feel free to dial 2-1-1 and they can provide you with more specific information – just tell them you want more information on the Tax Location hours of operation. OR you can call Hispanic Unity’s office on Monday at 954-964-8884 and press ZERO (0) for our program navigator. She can further assist you.
      Best of luck and thank you for using the VITA services. Let us know how it all turns out. Best, Josie Bacallao


    1. Maribel, please contact your local United Way – they will be able to direct you to the nearest Volunteers in Tax Assistance (VITA) site near you.
      Best of luck!


  2. Good morning,

    Each time I click on the link “select for nearest location” it gives me an error message. I am curious to know if it’s still possible to have my taxes done for free at a location near Plantation, FL? Your help is greatly appreciated, As I need my taxes done to submit my FAFSA for school.


    1. Ms. Ruthie – YES we have two remaining sites open – Tamarac and Hollywood. Both are open for only a few more weeks. Please find information below on operating hours and how to go about booking an appointment. Best of luck!

      City of Tamarac Community Center
      By appointment only (954) 597-3642 (Con cita solamente. Llame al (954) 597-3642)
      8601 West Commercial Blvd
      Tamarac, FL 33321
      Tuesdays 10am-1pm (Martes 10am-1pm)
      May 3 – August 9 (Desde el 3 de mayo hasta el 9 de agosto)

      Hispanic Unity of Florida
      By appointment only (954) 342-0426 or (954) 342-0428
      (Con cita solamente. Llame al (954)342-0426 ó (954)342-0428)
      5811 Johnsons Street.
      Hollywood, FL 33021
      Mondays 5pm-8pm (Lunes 5pm-8pm)
      May 16 – August 15 (Desde el 16 de mayo hasta el 15 de agosto)


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