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Community Action VITA Site

NEW! Community Action's VITA Program is now scheduling appointments for amended, prior year, and current year taxes. Appointments will be available in Silver Spring and Rockville June 6 - October 31.
 
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2017 appointments are available at the following locations June 6 - October 31:
  • SILVER SPRING: Tuesdays, 1 PM - 4 PM, 8513 Piney Branch Road
  • ROCKVILLE: Wednesdays, 11 AM - 4 PM, 1401 Rockville Pike, 3rd Floor [Exceptions: Rockville site will be open 2 - 8 PM on June 21, July 19, August 16, September 20, and October 18]
  • ROCKVILLE: Thursdays, 11 AM - 4 PM, 1401 Rockville Pike, 3rd Floor     
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 Fliers 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 only open through April
RSVP/AARP Tax Aide Program: 20+ county-wide sites, for low-to-moderate income individuals, with special attention to seniors. To make an appointment, please call 240-777-2577, Monday—Friday, 9:30 AM—3 PM or self-schedule online by following instructions HERE
Chinese Culture and Community Service Center VITASaturdays, Feb. 4 - April 8, 9:30 AM - 12 PM, 9366 Gaither Rd, Gaithersburg. Please call 301-820-7200 ext. 8114 or 8107. 
CASA de MarylandFridays, Feb. 10 - April 14, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM and Saturdays: Feb. 18, March 11 & April 1, 9 AM - 2 PM, 14645 Rothgeb Dr, Rockville. Please call 240-491-5747.
Asian-American Homeownership Counseling, Inc. (AAHC): Feb. 1 - April 15, Monday - Friday (except holidays), 4 - 8 PM, 12320 Parklawn Dr. Rockville. Please call 301-760-7636 or send e-mail to  Counseling@aa-hc.org
Military VITA Provides free preparation to military members and their families through the Armed Forces  IRS Website for Military VITA . VITA military certified preparers can address tax issues such as combat-zone tax benefits. Members of the military seeking legal assistance, click HERE

Find a Walk-In Site

*The following sites are only open through April
Community Tax Aid Silver Spring Site:  Sundays, Feb. 5 - April 9, 1 - 4 PM, Park Montgomery Apartments Community Center Level 1, 8860 Piney Branch Rd 
Community Tax Aid Rockville Site:  Saturdays, Feb. 4 - April 15, 12 - 2:30 PM, Rockville Library, 21 Maryland Ave
*Note: max. income for individuals at CTA is $36,000.  Max income for families at CTA is $55,000.
Ana G. Mendez University : Jan. 28, Feb. 18, March 18, and April 8, 9 AM - 5 PM, 11006 Veirs Mill Rd, Wheaton 
Feb. 4, 9 AM - 5 PM, Centronia, 1345 University Blvd East, Takoma Park
Assistance is available in Spanish and English. Please call 202-486-2214.
Tzu Chi VITA : Saturdays, Feb. 13 - April 9, 1 - 4 PM, 620 Hungerford Dr., Suite 30, Rockville. Please call 301-602-5824/5825.

* 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 $64,000 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 commerical tax preparer, please click here.

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 2016
  • 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 2016, 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 2016 federal tax return.
  • If you have a Marketplace Exemption, please contact the Marketplace and get your Marketplace Exemption Certificate number to complete your 2016 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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