According to the Internal Revenue Service, one in five taxpayers eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit in 2013 didn't apply for it. If you think you may be one, don't miss out again. A VITA volunteer will prepare your 2013 tax return - for free. In addition to making sure you get the full refund you are entitled to, VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) files your return electronically, turning your refund into money in your pocket, usually within 10 days. You keep more of what you earned with an Earned Income Tax Credit, a federal program that's been in place since 1975.