01-15-2021 · Income · VITA


United Way of Greater Atlanta provides free tax preparation services to the community through a partnership with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program provides Greater Atlanta’s working individuals and families free tax prep to low-to-moderate income ($57,000 and under). Taxes are prepared by IRS trained and certified volunteers. We want you to keep ALL your tax refund. Why pay $250 – $500 to get your taxes prepared when you can have them prepared by an IRS certified Volunteer for FREE!

This year, filing your taxes is more important than ever. The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a tax credit for low and moderate-income wage earners. For the 2021 tax year, the earned income credit ranges from $543 to $6,728 depending on tax-filing status and number of children. Learn how much you can receive using the EITC Assistant.

This year, due to CDC guidelines for COVID-19, VITA is serving Greater Atlanta with free virtual tax prep opportunities as well as free limited in-person tax prep, by appointment only. You can also do it yourself with help from an IRS-Certified Volunteer.

Choose the Filing Option That Works Best for You

Get Your Refund

  • Free Virtually Tax Prep by a certified IRS Volunteer at www.GetYourRefund.org/uwga
  • Online, mobile-friendly application connecting tax filers with free, IRS-certified tax help.
  • Anyone with a household income of $57,000 a year or less is eligible.
  • IRS-certified volunteers work with you to prepare and file your State and Federal tax returns.

My Free Taxes

  • Do It Yourself Virtual Free Tax Prep at www.MyFreeTaxes.com
  • Do it yourself (with help if needed)! Prepare and file your own State and Federal tax return for Free.
  • Tax help available if needed from an IRS-certified Volunteer if your income is $57,000 a year or less.
  • Free and secure software. Learn more.

Local VITA Tax Prep Site

  • Due to CIVD-19, to make an appointment with a local VITA Tax Prep Site, see the information below.
  • IRS-certified volunteers work one-on-one with you to prepare and file your federal and state tax returns.
  • Anyone with a household income of $57,000 a year or less is eligible.
  • See below to connect with local VITA Site in your community.

Required Documents

View our checklist to see all documents required to file your taxes. If you are missing a document, follow the links in the checklist to obtain a copy.

VITA Locations for In-Person and Drop-Off Appointments

Due to COVID-19 and CDC guidelines many VITA Sites have suspended in-person visits. To make an appointment with a local VITA Tax Prep Site, see the information below. IRS-certified volunteers work one-on-one with you to prepare and file your federal and state tax returns.

Please contact the VITA site to confirm if in-person visitation is allowed.

Clayton County

Clayton State University

Type of Tax Prep Service: Drop-Off Site/ Virtual Prep

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 678.466.4527 or email vita@clayton.edu

www.clayton.edu/vita

Lovejoy Community Center

Type of Tax Prep Service: Drop-Off Site

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 678.698.5148

St. Philip Benizi AME Church

Type of Tax Prep Service: Drop-Off/Virtual Prep

For more information or to schedule an appointment. call 678.632.3352

Cobb County

Osborne High School

Type of Tax Prep Service: Virtual Prep

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 678.744.6470 or email osbornetaxcenter@gmail.com

Schaffer Road Church of Christ

Type of Tax Prep Service: Drop-Off/Virtual Prep

For more information or to schedule an appointment, email  srcocvita@gmail.com

DeKalb County

Beulah Baptist Church

Type of Tax Prep Service: Drop-Off/Virtual Prep

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 678.383.0046 or email vitabeluah@gmail.com

Saint Philip AME Church

Type of Tax Prep Service: Drop-Off/Virtual Prep

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 404.371.0749

Center for Pan Asian Community Services (CPACS)

Type of Tax Prep Service: Drop-Off Site/ Virtual Prep

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 770.936.0969

Fulton County

Ebenezer Baptist Church/ MLK Sr. Community Resource Collaborative

Type of Tax Prep Service: Virtual Prep

For more information or to schedule an appointment, c all 678.561.0296 or 678.310.9135m, or email Ebenezer.vitatax@gmail.com

Elizabeth Baptist Church

Type of Tax Prep Service: Virtual Prep

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 404.696.2076 or email vitap@elizabeth.org

Greenbriar Mall

2841 Greenbriar Pkwy SW, Atlanta, GA 30331

Open as a drop off site

Wednesday – Saturday, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

No appointment needed

The Mall West End

850 Oak St SW, Atlanta, GA 30310

Open as a drop off site

Wednesday – Saturday, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

No appointment needed

North Fulton Community Charities

Type of Tax Prep Service: Appointment Only Site

For more information or to schedule an appointment, visti nfcchelp.org

More information to come about the opening of the following VITA Sites:

BPSOS

St. Vincent de Paul-Chamblee

St. Vincent de Paul-Lakewood (Sullivan Center)