January 21, 2021
Free tax help for working families offered through Salt Lake County – Westminster College partnership
Chloe Morroni -
Salt Lake County, UT—The Salt Lake County Mayor’s Office, Salt Lake County Treasurer’s Office, and Westminster College urge residents to take advantage of free tax prep assistance available beginning Monday, January 25 until Thursday, April 15.
The free program will operate Monday through Thursday from 4:30 p.m., to 9:30 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the north lobby of the Salt Lake County Government Center. COVID-19 safety protocols will be strictly enforced. The program also operates on the Westminster College campus year-round.
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program helps people who make $57,000 or less annually and need help in preparing their own tax returns. Internal Revenue Service (IRS)-certified volunteers provide free basic, advanced, foreign student, military, and international income tax return preparation. They can inform taxpayers about special tax credits for which they may qualify.
Westminster’s VITA Clinic also provides financial advocacy services by partnering with Workforce Services, Salt Lake County Treasurer, K. Wayne Cushing, and nonprofits throughout the valley. In partnership with the County Treasurer, Westminster helps low-to moderate-income families and the elderly obtain tax relief on real property taxes.