Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
Thanks for a Great 2020 Tax Season!
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The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) program provides free tax preparation assistance to individuals and families with low to moderate income, those with disabilities and the elderly. Dalton State and University of Georgia students are certified by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as tax preparers and earn academic credit for their participation in the VITA program. As part of the partnership, Georgia United Credit Union provides office space, giving the local community opportunities to have their taxes prepared and filed at no charge.
Over the past 15 years, Georgia United Foundation's VITA program has prepared 23,391 tax returns for Georgia residents, resulting in $3,175,819 in State and $17,679,765 in Federal tax refunds.
2020 tax preparation assistance appointments will open in January 2021.