VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)

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Free In-person Tax Preparation Assistance

Every year in Central Georgia, hardworking, moderate-to low-income families lack access to certified and IRS trained tax preparers and fail to claim important tax credits. In partnership with the IRS, United Way of Central Georgia leads a coalition to provide free tax preparation by IRS-trained and certified volunteers. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) coalition provides free tax preparation services and asset building resources to working families with moderate to low incomes.
 
This tax preparation is available to individuals who generally make $57,000 or less, people with disabilities or limited English speaking abilities, or to those who are 60 years of age or older. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.  
 

2022 Information and Hours (Appointments Required)

Centenary United Methodist Church
1185 Ash St. Macon, GA

Monday:  9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday:  9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Friday:  9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
To schedule an appointment, call: (478)207-7715
2 Feb - 15 Apr 22
Site Lead:  Larry Wright
Larrywright47@hotmail.com

 

Family Investment Center 
905 Main St. Macon, GA
 
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday:  9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
To schedule an appointment, call: (478)752-5252
2 Feb - 15 Apr 22
Site Lead: Walter Williams
walterwilliams613@gmail.com

 

For Military and Veterans: 

VECTR Center
1001 S Armed Forces Blvd Warner Robins, Ga

Tuesday:  9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday:  9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Thursday:  9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
To schedule an appointment, call: (478)218-3900
3 Feb - 14 Apr 22
Site Lead:  Shawn Gambill
sgambill@unitedwaycg.com

 

What To Bring:

•    All Forms W-2 and 1099
•    Proof of identification for yourself and/or your spouse
•    Birth dates for you, spouse, and/or dependents on the return
•    ACA Statements – Forms 1095-A, B, C
•    For married filing joint, both spouses must be present
•    Information for other income
•    Information for all deductions/credits
•    Total paid to child and/or dependent care provider and their Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) (SSN or business EIN)
•    A copy of last year’s tax return
•    For prior year returns, copies of income transcripts from IRS (and state, if applicable)
•    Proof of account for direct deposit of refund
•    Social Security cards or Individual Taxpayer Identification notices/cards for you, your spouse, and/or dependents
•    Proof of foreign status if applying for ITIN

 

 

Online Free Tax Preparation

You can also file your taxes online yourself! United Way has made MyFreeTaxes available to over 100 million U.S. taxpayers as part of our fight for the financial stability of every person in every community. 

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