How long will it take to get my taxes done?

The time it takes to prepare a return varies depending on how complex the return is, and how many W-2s or other tax documents are needed to complete the return. If the VITA site you go to does not take appointments, you may also have to wait to get in to see a tax preparer depending on how busy the site it. At peak times, it is not unusual for a walk-in site to have waiting times of an hour or more. Contact your local site to find out when is the best time to arrive to minimize your wait.