United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties VITA Appointments

Members News

The United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties is currently scheduling VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Appointments to residents in Lackawanna, Wayne and Pike Counties. This will be the first time VITA appointments are available in Pike County.

The United Way has heard of communication issues with Verizon Landlines dialing the phone number 2-1-1 to book an appointment (Feb. 3rd to April 7th).  Some Verizon customers aren’t able to complete the call in some areas of NEPA.  The other phone number qualifying residents can call is, 1.855.567.5341, or they can go online at uwlc.net.

VITA is a completely free tax return service backed by the IRS, with trained IRS Volunteers completing local, state and federal taxes.  This program is for households and older adults from NEPA that have income of $60,000 or less.

The majority of the tax return appointments will be held at the Keyser Valley Community Center, Scranton, PA.  The VITA Tax Team will also be “hitting the road”:

Monday, March 6th – Abington Fire Hall
Tuesday, March 7th – Wallenpaupack Brewing Co.
Wednesday, March 8th – North Pocono Library
Thursday/Friday, March 9th-10th – Carbondale – Trinity Episcopal Church

For further questions and/or interviews, a time can be setup through Barry Snyder, VP of Community Outreach with any/all the following Staff members:

Dr. Angela Bassani, CPA – VITA Program Coordinator
Gary Drapek – President & CEO
Peg Kopko, MSW – Vice President, Community Impact