While our world has undoubtedly changed, our commitment to the community has remained the same. We are proud to continue to provide uninterrupted program offerings at our UP Center locations. Please note that face coverings are required at all times. Now more than ever, we are deeply grateful for your support.

Highlighted Partner: Heart of Florida United Way VITA Program

For the fourth year, United Against Poverty partnered with Heart of Florida United Way and IRS to offer the community free tax filing services. Starting in November, a record 14 staff and volunteers became IRS-certified by passing four exams including advanced tax law. January 30 was opening day for the VITA tax site. The VITA site helped the community for 11 days until March 12 when the IRS and HFUW recommended that all VITA sites suspend operation due to COVID-19.

In total, 170 tax returns were filed through United Against Poverty. Eighty-five percent of clients filing their taxes received a refund which totaled $201,000 for these low and moderate income families. In addition, these clients saved $30,000 in tax filing fees. Thank you volunteer tax preparers!