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Filing season runs February 12 to April 15, 2021.

If you had a household income of $57,000 in 2020, you may be eligible for free tax preparation services. In the last three years, this program put approximately $13 million back in the hands of hardworking families in Acadiana through free tax preparation assistance. 

This year, most locations are appointment only due to COVID-19. Please call to make an appointment as required. Locations and commonly asked questions are below.

Looking for additional resources? Look to MyFreeTaxes.com for free filing information and services. If you have any questions while filing call the MyFreeTaxes.com helpline at 1-855-698-9435.

 


 

Acadia Parish:

ASSIST Agency/Crowley

11 North Parkerson Avenue 

Crowley, LA 70526 

337-788-7551 

 

Evangeline Parish:

Ville Platte Site 

337-363-2939 

 

Iberia Parish:

SMILE/Iberia

722 Walton Street 

New Iberia, LA 70560 

337-365-8151 

 

Lafayette Parish:

Acadiana High School 

315 Rue Du Belier St 

Lafayette, LA 70506 

337-521-7950 

 

SMILE/Lafayette 

501 St. John Street 

Lafayette, LA 70501 

337-234-3272 

 

Lafayette Library 

301 W. Congress St. 

Lafayette, LA 70501 

337-233-8302

Drop off, No appointment necessary. 

Dates: Feb 18, March 4, 18 & April 1 from 6:00-7:30 PM.

 

Northside Location 

Lafayette, LA 70501 

337-233-8302 

 

St. Landry Parish:

Opelousas Site 

Opelousas, LA 70501 

337-418-7371 

 

St. Mary Parish:

St. Mary CAA 

1407 Barrow Street 

Franklin, LA 70538 

337-828-5703 

 

St. Martin Parish:

SMILE

501 St. John Street

Lafayette, LA 70501

337-394-6014

 

Vermillion Parish:

ASSIST Agency 

407 Charity Street 

Abbeville, La 70510 

337-898-9554 

 

Vermillion Visitor's Center 

1905 Veterens Memorial Dr 

Abbeville, LA 70510 

337-893-2563 

 

What does VITA stand for?

VITA stands for Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program and it offers free tax preparation utilizing volunteers that are certified and trained by the IRS.

Who is eligible for this free service?

Anyone with a household income of $57,000 or less is eligible for the free service.

What should people bring with them when meeting with the tax specialist?

  • Driver's License

  • Social Security Card

  • W2s and other tax documents

Do most people get a refund?

YES! Just last year we helped Acadiana residents claim nearly $3 million in refunds.

How many people took advantage of this program last year?

Over 3,000 local residents utilized our service last year.

When it comes to tax preparation, what tips can you offer folks?

Most people do not take advantage of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).  We aggressively search for the EITC as it can garner over $6,000 extra on your refund.


 

Keep your refund safe this year by investing in a local Acadiana bank. Learn more about our Bank On program here.

 

For additional questions, please contact us at 337.233.8302 x213.