Find Free Tax Help

Schedule an appointment


Virtual VITA Appointments through the CAA VITA Program

The Community Action Agency's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is currently using a virtual tax preparation model during the COVID-19 emergency.  Virtual VITA allows residents to use an online platform to securely upload their tax documents and have their taxes prepared for free by a certified tax preparer.  No in-person contact is required, allowing for the health and safety of staff and community members to be maintained.


NEW! Now scheduling virtual appointments for prior year (2018) amended taxes, as well as 2019 taxes.


Montgomery County residents with household incomes of $56,000 or less may call 240-777-1123 to schedule an appointment.  

Off-Season Outreach Flyers

VITA off-season flyer_English

*Spanish, Amharic, Chinese, French, Korean, and Vietnamese flyers coming soon.

Other VITA Options:

Community Tax Aid DC Office (Serving Montgomery County residents as well)
*Currently scheduling drop-off VITA appointments for September/October  

Please call 202-547-7773 to learn more.

VITA Appointment Sites

Community Action Agency VITA Program
*The CAA VITA program is now offering virtual VITA appointments.  Montgomery County residents with household incomes of $56,000 or less may call 240-777-1123 to schedule an appointment.

Senior Corps/RSVP AARP Tax-Aide Program

*This site is currently closed
Please call 240-777-2577 for updates.

Chinese Culture and Community Service Center

*This site is currently closed
Please call 301-820-7200 ext. 8114 or 8118 for information 

CASA de Maryland
*This site is currently closed
Please call 240-491-5747 for information 

Vietnamese American Services
*This site is currently closed
Please call 301-646-5852 for information 


VITA Walk-In Sites

Community Tax Aid Sites at Rockville Library and Wheaton Library
*This site is currently closed
Please call 202-547-7773 for more information

Aspen Hill Library VITA Sites
*This site is currently closed

2020 VITA Partnership

VITA sites throughout Montgomery County offer FREE tax preparation services
to lower-income households.  Although most sites are closed at this time due to the public health emergency, the following flyers highighlight the many partner organizations that support free tax preparation for lower-income residents during the tax season.


Volunteer Income Tax Assistance VITA Flier Tax Year 2019 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance VITA Flier Tax Year 2019_Spanish Amharic VITA Flier 2020
                 ENGLISH                                           SPANISH                                      AMHARIC        

 Chinese VITA Flier 2020 French VITA Flier Korean VITA Flier 2020
                      CHINESE                                       FRENCH                                         KOREAN          
Vietnamese VITA Flier 2020

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 $69,000 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
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 CALL 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