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VITA Program Now Preparing Amended and Prior Year Returns for Low-Income Residents

For Immediate Release: Monday, August 5, 2019

The Community Action Agency’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) partnership, part of the Department of Health and Human Services, offers off-season tax preparation for prior year and amended taxes (2016-2018) through October 30.  VITA’s free tax preparation services are for Montgomery County residents only.  To qualify, residents must have incomes of less than $55,000.  Assistance is available for taxpayers who need to obtain or file with an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN)

Appointments are available Tuesdays at the Takoma-East Silver Spring Center, 8513 Piney Branch Road in Silver Spring; Wednesdays at the Community Action Agency office, 1401 Rockville Pike, 3rd floor in Rockville and Fridays at the Gilchrist Immigrant Resource Center, 11002 Viers Mill Road, Suite 506 in Wheaton. 

Visit montgomerycountymd.gov/cashback to schedule an appointment or call 240-777-1123.  TTY users, please call MD Relay (711).  To request special accommodations, call 240-777-1123 at least three business days in advance.

Community Action's VITA program leads the County's multilingual Earned-Income Tax Credit campaign https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/cashback/schedule.html, and provides free tax help to limited-English speaking taxpayers, seniors, and people with disabilities. In the last year, the VITA program served 2,200 households helping them receive more than $5.6 million in tax refunds, including $1.4 million in EITC.  Seventy-seven IRS certified volunteers provided more than 2,800 hours assisting taxpayers. 

To learn more about the County’s free tax services and other financial education resources for low-income residents, please visit montgomerycountymd.gov/cashback.

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Release ID: 19-271
Media Contact: Mary Anderson 240-777-6534