LANCASTER – United Way of Lancaster County’s VITA Program is offering both in-person and virtual tax appointments for this year’s tax season. Last year, IRS certified volunteers helped more than 6,200 individuals and families in Lancaster County complete their tax returns. VITA provides free tax preparation services (federal, state, and local) to taxpayers who make less than $62,000 and live in Lancaster County. The volunteer tax preparers go through at least 40 hours of tax law training and are certified by the IRS. To schedule an in-person appointment at one of VITA’s tax preparation sites around Lancaster County, call 2-1-1 or you can schedule on-line, obtain information about VITA locations, eligibility requirements, and other details by visiting