Community Action's VITA Program is now scheduling appointments for 2016 taxes for residents with household incomes of less than $54,000. FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY RESIDENTS ONLY. Those in need of an ITIN to file may also schedule an appointment.
2017 appointments are available at the following locations:
GAITHERSBURG: Mondays, 2 - 8 PM, 630 East Diamond Avenue
*The following sites are only open January - 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.
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
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 click here.
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
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.
Where is my refund?
Federal: Check with the IRS within 24 hours after you’ve e-filed or 4 weeks after filing a paper return. Click HERE for more information.
For Maryland state refund, Click HERE or call 800-218-8160.
IMPORTANT NOTICE:TAX REFUND DELAY! - EITC recipients will not receive tax refunds before Feb. 15. Please click HERE to learn more. Information in SPANISH, AMHARIC, and FRENCH.
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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