University of Maryland Extension


Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program

 2018 Free Tax Assistance Day

 February 15 & March 15

The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax preparation help to low- to moderate-income people. If your family earned $54,000 or less in 2017, you can receive FREE tax help and get your 2017 federal and state income tax returns done quickly through e-filing. 

University of Maryland Extension hosts three free income tax preparation day in partnership with Community Action Agency Montgomery County, the IRS, Maryland CASH, and Internal Revenue Service.

Location: 4-H Center
8020 Greenmead Drive
College Park, MD 20740

Make an appointment here.

(Select “College Park” Location and "1 hour appointment")


The IRS does not allow VITA to prepare taxes without required documentation.

  • Government issued ID (i.e., Valid Driver’s License, Passport, Age of Majority Card)
  • Social Security card (original not copy) or Individual Tax Identification Notice (ITIN) for each member of your family. (If you do not have ITINs, we will help you obtain one). (IRS mandates the SS card).
  • All W2 forms, forms 1098, 1099, and other documents regarding income.
  • If filing jointly, your spouse must be present.
  • Copy of last year’s tax return (if applicable).
  • Statement of annual child care expenses prepared by the provider, with their tax ID (Social Security or EIN number).
  • For direct deposit: proof of a bank account, including routing numbers.

 For more information, contact Jinhee Kim, Professor and Extension Specialist.

We are not able to prepare 1040 NR tax returns this year. For the Foreign students and scholars, please visit VITA at Business School. Robert H. Smith School of Business VMH 3505 7621 Mowatt Lane College Park, MD 20742Hours: 6:00pm-9:00pm Monday to Thursday (2/5/2018-4/17/2018) Contact: Phone: 240-516-6301 or 240-516-6270 Email: Facebook: Appointment website: 





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