Free Tax Preparation Services

Free Tax Preparation Services
Posted on 01/20/2023
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), an IRS program that uses certified and trained volunteers to help provide free and accurate tax preparation services to low- to moderate-income taxpayers, is available to Manatee residents through Step Up Suncoast, January 23 to April 12, 2023. 

Individuals or households who made $73,000 or less in 2022 are encouraged to visit a location (dates/hours vary).

See list of locations, dates and times, along with items needed in order to prepare your return.

If interested in preparing your own tax return with free software and a Volunteer’s help or if you'd like to get help virtually, email [email protected] or call 941-300-2256.

AARP Tax Services

Free tax help is available to seniors ages 60 and over at four Manatee Library locations. Please make appointments in advance at

Braden River Library
Wednesdays & Fridays, 12 to 4 p.m.

Downtown Central Library
Tuesdays, 3 to 7 p.m.
Thursdays,10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Palmetto Branch Library
Mondays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Rocky Bluff Library
Wednesdays, 12 to 4 p.m.