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2020 VITA Partnership
January - April 2020

VITA sites throughout Montgomery County will offer FREE tax preparation services
to lower-income households.  Appointments available for 2019 taxes.

VITA Partnership Fliers

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance VITA Flier Tax Year 2019 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance VITA Flier Tax Year 2019_Spanish
ENGLISH                                                       SPANISH

*The VITA Partnership flier will be available in French, Amharic, Korean, Chinese, and Vietnamese soon.

Tax Season Appointment Sites

Community Action Agency VITA Program
*For Montgomery County residents only with household incomes of $56,000 or less
January 21 - April 15, 2020

Appointments now available for the tax season. 
Please call 240-777-1123 to schedule or click HERE to schedule online.
Mondays: 3:30 - 7:30 pm at 80A Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg

Tuesdays: 3 - 8 pm at the TESS Community Action Center, 8513 Piney Branch Road, Silver Spring

Wednesdays: 11 am - 8 pm at the Community Action Agency, 1401 Rockville Pike, Suite 320, Rockville

Thursdays: 11 am - 4 pm at the East County Regional Services Center, 3300 Briggs Chaney Road, Silver Spring
Thursdays: 11 am - 4 pm at WorkSource Montgomery, 12900 Middlebrook Road, Germantown

Fridays: 11 am - 5 pm at the Gilchrist Center, 11002 Veirs Mill Road, Suite 506, Wheaton

Senior Corps/RSVP AARP Tax-Aide Program
20+ County-wide sites for low to moderate income families with special attention to seniors
Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Appointments: Call 240-777-2577 or click HERE starting January 27

Chinese Culture and Community Service Center
9318 Gaither Road, Suite 215, Gaithersburg
February 1 - April 4
Saturdays, 9:30 am - 12 pm
Appointments: Call 301-820-7200 ext. 8114 or 8118

CASA de Maryland
14645 Rothgeb Drive, Rockville
February 7 - April 10
Fridays, 10 am - 3 pm
Saturdays: Please call for specific dates
Appointments: Call 240-491-5747

Vietnamese American Services
12621 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring
January 27 - April 15
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Appointments; Call 301-646-5852

Tax Season Walk-In Sites

Community Tax Aid Site
*For families earning $56,000 or less, or for individuals earning $35,000 or less
Rockville Library, 21 Maryland Ave.
February 1 - April 11
Saturdays, 12 - 2:30 pm
Call 202-547-7773 for more information
Wheaton Library, 11701 Georgia Ave.
February 2 - April 5
Sundays, 1:30 - 3:30 pm

Aspen Hill Library
4407 Aspen Hill Road, Rockville
Thursdays, 2 - 6 pm
*No appointments on February 14


ITIN Applications

What is an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN)?

ENGLISH FLIER                                      SPANISH FLIER
ITIN Flier English    ITIN Flier Spanish

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 calling 240-777-1123. TTY users, please call MD Relay (711).


You May Need to Renew Your Expiring ITIN!

Please click HERE for more information in English and Spanish.  
Additional information is available on the IRS website.


File your Taxes Online
Free Filing Software/IRS Questions: The IRS’ Free File provides free federal tax prep and e-file for taxpayers (income $66,000 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.
Washington, DC:

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 2018
  • 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 2018, 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 2018 federal tax return.
  • If you have a Marketplace Exemption, please contact the Marketplace and get your Marketplace Exemption Certificate number to complete your 2018 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.

Resources from the IRS
  • Following major tax law changes, the IRS is urging taxpayers to use the IRS Withholding Calculator to check their tax withholding and make sure they have the right amount of tax taken out of their pay for their personal situation. Having too little tax withheld could mean a tax bill or a penalty. And with the average refund topping $2,800, some may prefer to get more money in their pay now. The earlier people check, the more time there is for withholding to take place evenly during the rest of the year.  Additional information available in English and Spanish

Additional Resources
Multilingual Outreach Flyers
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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