VITA (Volunteers Income Tax Assistance) is an IRS community initiative led by the United Way of Okaloosa-Walton Counties to provide free income tax preparation.  Along with the community partners, Goodwill Easter Seals of Ft Walton Beach, First Presbyterian Church of Crestview and United Way, VITA had another successful year.   2015 VITA Volunteers processed 127 tax refunds, keeping $156,319 in our community and saving taxpayers in Okaloosa County $18,150 in preparation fees by using VITA.

A surprise check was presented to volunteers Patti and Robert Glassburner for all their hard work and many hours they had provided to VITA.  Michelle Walters and Jennifer Brown were also recognized for their support of the VITA program and making a difference in the community.