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:
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 2015
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 2015, 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 2015 federal tax return.
If you have a Marketplace Exemption, please contact the Marketplace and get your Marketplace Exemption Certificate number to complete your 2015 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.
2016 VITA Locations English Flier Spanish Flier
Family Services, INC.
630 East Diamond Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Mondays, 2 – 8 PM
TAKOMA PARK/ SILVER SPRING
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
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
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,
Open House: Monday January 11, 2016 from 6-7 PM
Training Session: Wednesday January 20, 2016 from 6-8 PM
Gaithersburg: Family Services Inc.,
Open House: Friday January 8, 2016 from 6-7 PM
Training Session: Friday February 2, 2016 from 6-8 PM
Click on this presentation from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities National Tax Credit Outreach Campaign (http://eitcoutreach.org/) 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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