Montgomery County's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program Offers Free Tax Help for Income-Eligible Residents
The Montgomery County Community Action Agency's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is offering free tax help through the end of October for current year (2021), prior years (2018 – 2020), and amended tax returns. Virtual and in-person appointments are available for County residents with household incomes of $58,000 or less.
In-person appointments are available Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Community Action Agency office, located at 1401 Rockville Pike, Suite 320 in Rockville. Walk-in appointments are available on a first come, first served basis in Rockville on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 to 4 p.m.
Virtual appointments are available Mondays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Assistance with individual tax identification number (ITIN) applications is available on Thursdays. Visit the CASHBACK scheduling page to schedule an appointment or call 240-777-1123.
VITA helps ensure that resident receive all the credits they are eligible for. This brings individuals and families thousands of dollars in refunds and credits, including the Federal and State Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit, and County’s Working Families Income Supplement (WFIS). County residents filing with ITINs are newly eligible for the State EITC and County WFIS.
Information is available on the CASHBACK website in English, Spanish, Amharic, Chinese, French, Korean, and Vietnamese.
Community Action VITA is currently recruiting volunteers to serve as tax preparers, schedulers, greeters, interpreters, and quality reviewers for the upcoming tax season. Learn more and complete a volunteer application online.