The RSVP United Way of East Central Alabama Volunteer Center is running the VITA or the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. It is open now through April 15th. United Way of East Central Alabama Executive Director Shannon Jenkins says tax returns are prepared by IRS Certified Preparers and are filed online through secure IRS systems. Jenkins says the vision of the United Way of East Central Alabama is a community where our neighborhoods thrive and all individuals and families reach their greatest human potential. He adds that they hope to help working families get the most out of their tax dollars. Two-thousand-eight-hundred residents received free tax preparation through the volunteers of RSVP last year totaling more than $1.2 million in refunds. For more information on locations and time visit UWECA.ORG or dial 211.