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Tax Season: January 22 - April 15, 2019

NEW! Schedule Your Appointment Today!


CAA VITA is now scheduling appointments for 2018 taxes.  Appointments are available at five locations:
 
  • Gaithersburg: Mondays, 3:30 - 7:30 pm
  • Silver Spring: Tuesdays, 3 - 8 pm
  • Rockville: Wednesdays, 11 am - 8 pm
  • East County: Thursdays, 11 am - 4 pm
  • Wheaton: Fridays, 11 am - 4 pm
TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT:
  • Click HERE to schedule an appointment online.
  • Please call 240-777-1123 to schedule by phone.  TTY users, please call MD Relay (711).

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NEW!
 VITA Tax Day for Head Start Parents

February 7, 11 am - 3 pm
Rocking Horse Road Center, 4910 Macon Road, Rockville

Head Start parents can have their taxes prepared for FREE by Community Action's VITA Program!  To schedule, please call 240-777-1123 by January 28 and say that you are a Head Start parent.


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ITIN Applications

What is an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN)?


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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   http://freefile.irs.gov provides free federal tax prep and e-file for taxpayers (income $65,000 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.
Maryland:
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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