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Appointments for 2017 Taxes
CAA VITA will begin scheduling appointments for 2017 taxes on December 26, 2017.  Appointments will be available at multiple sites mid-January - April 15, 2018.
 
CAA VITA Flyer in ENGLISH SPANISH
 
2018 appointments will be available at the following locations mid-January - April 15:
  • GAITHERSBURG: Mondays, 3 - 8 pm, Benjamin Gaither Center, 80-A Bureau Drive
  • SILVER SPRING: Tuesdays, 3 - 8 pm, TESS Community Action Center, 8513 Piney Branch Road
  • ROCKVILLE: Wednesdays, 11 am - 3 pm, Community Action Agency, 1401 Rockville Pike, 3rd Floor 
  • EAST COUNTY: Thursdays, 11 am - 4 pm, East County Regional Services Center, 3300 Briggs Chaney Road
  • WHEATON: Fridays, 11 am - 4 pm, Wheaton Gilchrist Center, 2730 University Boulevard West, Suite 220     
Starting December 26, please click  HERE  to schedule an appointment or call 240-777-1123. TTY users, please call MD Relay (711)
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  NO WALK-INS.
 
Click HERE to learn about VITA Partnership Sites throughout Montgomery County
 
Information in SPANISH AMHARIC FRENCH
 
Tax Outreach Flyers Available in ENGLISH SPANISH FRENCH AMHARIC CHINESE KOREAN VIETNAMESE ARABIC

ITIN Applications

Community Action's VITA program assists residents with applications for Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs).  Please schedule an appointment with a Certified Acceptance Agent by clicking HERE or calling 240-777-1123.  TTY users, please call MD Relay (711).
To learn more about ITINs, please visit The IRS ITIN information page.
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Other VITA Appointment Sites

*The following sites are open during tax season (January - April 15):

RSVP/AARP Tax-Aide Program: M - F, 9 am - 3:30 pm, multiple sites county-wide, 240-777-2577  

Chinese Culture and Community Service Center VITA: Feb. 3 - April 7, Saturdays, 9:30 am - 12 pm, 9318 Gaither Road, Suite 215, Gaithersburg, 301-820-7200 ext. 8114 or 8107

CASA de Maryland: Feb. 5 - April 13, Fridays, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm, 14645 Rothgeb Drive, Rockville, 240-491-5747

Asian-American Homeownership Counseling, Inc. (AAHC): Feb. 26 - April 15, M - F (except holidays), 5 - 8 pm, 12320 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, 301-760-7636

Military VITAIRS Website for Military VITA 

Find a Walk-In Site

*The following sites are open during tax season (January - April 15):
Community Tax Aid Silver Spring Site: Feb. 4 - April 15, Sundays, 1 - 4 pm, Park Montgomery Apartments, 8860 Piney Branch Road, Community Center, Level 1 

Community Tax Aid Rockville SiteFeb. 3 - April 14, Saturdays, 12 - 2:30 pm, Rockville Library, 21 Maryland Ave.

*Community Tax Aid provides services for families earning $54,000 or less and individuals/couples earning $36,000 or less.

Tzu Chi VITA: Feb. 3 - April 7, Saturdays, 1 - 4 pm, 620 Hungerford Drive, Suite 30, 301-602-5824/5825

VITA at the Aspen Hill Library: Feb. 1 & 8, 2 - 7 pm; March 1, 8, & 22, 2 - 7 pm; April 5 & 12, 2 - 7 pm, 4407 Aspen Hill Road

 

* For a full list of VITA sites in Maryland, please call 800-492-0618 .

File your Taxes Online

Free Filing Software/IRS Questions: The IRS’ Free File  http://freefile.irs.gov provides free federal tax prep and e-file for taxpayers (income $65,000 or below). For toll-free tax help call 800-829-1040 for individual tax questions or 800-829-4933 for business tax questions. 
If you decide to use a commercial tax preparer, please click here.

Low-Income Tax Payer Clinics

Low-Income Taxpayer Clinics are available for residents with legal questions about their taxes.

Maryland:

University of Baltimore Taxpayer Clinic: 410-837-5706

 

University of Maryland Taxpayer Clinic: 410-706-3295

 

Washington, DC:

American University Janet R. Spragens Federal Tax Clinic: 202-274-4000

 

University of the District of Columbia202-274-7315

 

Catholic University Low Income Taxpayer Clinic:202-319-6788

 

 


What to bring

What to Bring to Your Appointment:

  • A Social Security card and/or ITIN for EACH family member. We cannot use prior year files to verify Social Security numbers
  • A photo ID for each filer
  • W-2 forms for all jobs worked in 2017
  • Child care provider name, address, and tax ID number or Social Security number
  • All banking account information (a voided check and/or savings deposit slip) to direct deposit your refund
  • A copy of last year’s tax return
  • Any document or information about money you have received from the IRS or state
  • All 1099 forms for other income, if any
  • Any other tax related documents you have received
  • If you are a victim of identity theft, you must bring the letter from the IRS with your PIN number. A new letter is issued from the IRS every year.
  • If you purchased health insurance through the Marketplace for 2017, through Medicare/Medicaid, or through your employer, you should receive a Form
  • 1095-A, B, and/or C. Please bring this form with you to complete your 2017 federal tax return.
  • If you have a Marketplace Exemption, please contact the Marketplace and get your Marketplace Exemption Certificate number to complete your 2017 federal ​tax return.
  • If you are married and filing jointly, your spouse must be present. If you are married and filing separately, you need your spouse's name as spelled on his/her Social Security card and your spouse's Social Security number.

Additional Resources
ACA (Affordable Care Act) and Premium Tax Credits For coverage options, and financial help in Maryland: click HERE or call 1-855-642- 8572
Additional Montgomery free tax info: MC311 or call 311/ 240-777-0311/ TTY 301-251-4850 MD RELAY 711.
Have any trouble filing your taxes? Please click HERE.
Sign Language Interpretation: Contact Community Action at 240-777-1123 or call Gallaudet University VITA in DC at 202-540-8517 (VP) or 202-651-5312 (Voice).

Daily Tax Tip About VITA Programs from the National Consumers League
 


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