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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Free Tax Preparation

If you made under $54,000 in 2016, you may qualify for free tax preparation.

  • All tax returns are completed by IRS Certified Tax Preparers
  • All returns undergo a Quality Review Process
  • Additional services during tax season include FREE PNC VISA prepaid card for your return, FREEcheckcashing, purchase US Savings Bonds, Cash Prizes for saving your refund!

 

VITA Sites prepare taxes that have: VITA Sites do not prepare taxes that have:
· 1040 (including EZ, W2, Retirement Income, etc.)

· Schedule A (Itemized Deductions)

· Schedule B (Interest Income)

· Schedule C-EZ/C (Self-Employed Income/1099)

· Schedule D (Stocks, Mutual Funds, some limits)

· Schedule E – Royalties/Schedule K1

· Health Savings Accounts

· Cancellation of Debit (some limits)

· Tax Credits including: the Earned Income, Child and Additional Child, Child and Dependent Care Expenses, Retirement Savings, Energy and Education Credits

· Some aspects of a Schedule C 

· Rental Income

· Request for a Social Security Number

· Unreimbursed Employee Business Expenses

· Moving Expenses

· Nondeductible IRA

· Tax for Children Under 14 with Investment Income

 

Site Hours and Appointment Scheduling

During Tax Season (Mid-January – Mid-April):

Although we accept walk-ins, appointments are strongly recommended – Call 410-386-6653 to schedule an appointment.
Site Hours are Mondays and Tuesdays 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM, Wednesdays and Thursdays 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM, with some Saturdays (see schedule)
Tax Payers can also drop off their returns during site hours and return to pick them up within one week.

During Off Season (August – November):

CLICK HERE for our offseason Site Hours and Appointment Scheduling flyer

What to Bring to an Appointment

Photo IDs for all adults in the household
Social Security Cards for all members of the household
All W-2 Forms
All 1099 Forms (this could be interest payments received or self-employment wages)
All 1098 Forms (this could be student loan interest paid)
Receipt if you paid property taxes
Receipt for state sales tax if you purchased a NEW vehicle
Receipt of childcare expenses paid
Last year’s tax return
A blank check or bank account/routing number information if you want direct deposit

If you are comfortable preparing your own taxes, click here to use our Tax Slayer site.