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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

The Department of Health and Human Services, Community Action Agency

The VITA program provides FREE tax preparation services for low to moderate income County residents.

**2016 VITA Appointments**

Get Your 2015 Taxes Done for FREE!  

To schedule an appointment online, please click HERE.  To schedule an appointment by phone, please call 240-777-1123.  TTY users, please call Maryland Relay (711).

To receive VITA services, your income must be $54,000 or less.

When you come to the FREE tax location, bring the following:

MC311 Solution (Free Income Tax Assistance for Tax Year 2015)

2016 Free Tax Help in Montgomery County

2016 VITA Locations  English Flier Spanish Flier


Family Services, INC.

630 East Diamond Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Mondays, 2 – 8 PM


Takoma-East Silver Spring (TESS) Center

8513 Piney Branch Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901

Tuesdays, 3 – 8 PM


City Hall, 111 Maryland Ave, Rockville, MD 20850

Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, 4 – 8 PM

Council Office Building, 100 Maryland Ave, Rockville, MD 20850

February 5, March 4, March 25, April 8, 12 - 5 PM 


Mid County Regional Services Center

2424 Reedie Drive, Wheaton, MD 20902

Thursdays, 11 AM – 8 PM

*Special Events:

Housing Opportunities Commission, 101 Lakeforest Blvd, #200, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 February 12 and February 19, 11 AM - 4 PM

University of Maryland February 26, March 11, and April 1; 11 AM - 4 PM

Super VITA Day, Borhrer Park, 506 South Frederick Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 April 2, 11 AM - 4 PM


Are you a Head Start/PreK parent?  Click HERE (English) or HERE (Spanish)


Are you a small business owner?  Click HERE (English) or HERE (Spanish)


Do you need help buying groceries?  Click HERE (English and Spanish)

Check out the new EITC outreach website and learn about free tax help, tax credits you may be eligible for, financial education tools, and much more!

Looking for a new volunteer opportunity?

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program is now recruiting volunteers to serve as tax preparers, greeters, interpreters, resource navigators, schedulers, site coordinators, and quality reviewers for the upcoming tax season.

For more information, please call 240-777-1123.  To complete the volunteer form, please click HERE.

**NEW** Resource Navigator Open Houses & Training Sessions

Join staff from Maryland Hunger Solutions and VITA to learn about volunteering as a Resource Navigator this tax season.  Volunteers will pre-screen VITA clients for food and nutrition programs and provide information about anti-hunger programs.

Silver Spring: The TESS Center, 8513 Piney Branch Rd

Open House: Monday January 11, 2016 from 6-7 PM

Training Session: Wednesday January 20, 2016 from 6-8 PM

Gaithersburg: Family Services Inc., 620 E. Diamond Ave

Open House: Friday January 8, 2016 from 6-7 PM

Training Session: Friday February 2, 2016 from 6-8 PM



Helpful Resources

Tax Credit Outreach 101- The Basics

Click on this presentation from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities National Tax Credit Outreach Campaign ( for an introduction to the refundable tax credits.  Learn how to help your neighbors access credits.

Multilingual Flyers are also available online

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