• Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) provides free tax prep – both Federal and state – for anyone who made less than $54,000 in 2016. A service of United Way Monterey County, the goal of VITA is to put more money in the pockets of working people. Last year, VITA completed 2,606 returns, totaling $3.6M in refunds and resulting in a local economic stimulus of $5M. Call 2-1-1 for site locations and times. VITA keeps money in our communities, while providing local volunteers valuable job experience that will benefit their careers.