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 ($58,000 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. Here are two reasons why:

  1. 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.
  2. Advance Child Tax Credit payments were early payments from the IRS that were paid monthly, July though December 2021. It’s important to reconcile your advance Child Tax Credit payments with the amount of Child Tax Credit for which you are eligible on your 2021 federal income tax return. Read more about this credit and make sure you are claiming the tax credit!

Tax Tips!

Choose the Filing Option That Works Best for You

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.

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. Using My Free Taxes your income can be $73,000 a year or less.
    • Learn more. 

Local VITA Tax Prep Sites

  • SEE BELOW FOR THE CURRENT LOCATION LISTING. Some are by appointment only.
  • 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 $58,000 a year or less is eligible. 
  • If you are not in the Greater Atlanta area, you can go to the IRS VITA locator: https://www.irs.gov/individuals/find-a-location-for-free-tax-prep

VITA sponsors

 

2022 VITA LOCATIONS

***Updated April 22, 2022***

 

Clayton County

Lovejoy Community Center

Type of Tax Prep Service: Drop Off, Virtual Prep

For more information or to schedule an appointment: Call 678.698.5148

Closing Date: 4/30

 

Cobb County

Turner Chapel AME

Type of Tax Prep Service: Drop Off, Virtual Prep (Appointment Only)

For more information or to schedule an appointment: Call 678.285.1670 ext.1910

Closing Date: 10/15/2022

 

DeKalb County

Beulah Baptist Church

Type of Tax Prep Service: 100% Virtual (Appointment Only) For more information or to schedule an appointment: Call 678-964-5452 or Email vitabeulah@gmail.com.

Closing Date: 10/15/2022

 

Fulton County

Ebenezer Baptist Church/ MLK Sr. Community Resource Collaborative

Type of Tax Prep Service: 100% Virtual For more information or to schedule an appointment: Email Ebenezer.vitatax@gmail.com

Closed 4/16 for Easter. Closing Date: 4/30

 

——- VITA Sites CLOSED FOR THE 2022 SEASON ——-

 

Center for Pan Asian Community Services (CPACS)

Type of Tax Prep Service: Drop Off, Virtual Prep (Appointment Only)

For more information or to schedule an appointment: Call 770.936.0969

 

Clayton State University

Type of Tax Prep Service: Traditional In person (Walk-ins/Appointments)

Open: Saturdays, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM For more information or to schedule an appointment: Call 678.466.4527, email vita@clayton.edu , or visit www.clayton.edu/vita

 

Community Assistance Center

Type of Prep Service: Drop Off, Virtual Prep & Traditional, In-person (Appointment Only) For more information or to schedule an appointment: Call 770.552.4015 or email vita@ourcac.org

Closing Date: 4/16

 

Elizabeth Baptist Church

For more information or to schedule an appointment: Call 404.696.2076 or Email vitap@elizabeth.org

Type of Tax Prep Service: 100% Virtual (Appointment Only)

 

Hillcrest Church of Christ

Type of Tax Prep Service: Traditional In person (Appointment Only)

Open: Saturdays – 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

For more information or to schedule an appointment: Call 404-289-4573

 

Greenbriar Mall

Type of Tax Prep Service: Drop Off, Virtual Prep & Traditional, In-person (Walk-ins Only) For more information: Email vita@unitedwayatlanta.org

Location in Mall: Suite N320, Entrance is outside of the mall near the food court Directory – Greenbriar Mall (shopgreenbriar.com)

Open: Wednesday-Saturday 11:00 AM-4:00 PM, 4/18 11:00 AM-6:00 PM

Closing Date: 4/18

 

North Fulton Community Charities

Type of Tax Prep Service: Drop Off, Virtual Prep (Appointment Only)

For more information or to schedule an appointment: Visit nfcchelp.org or call 770-640-0399

Closing Date: 4/14

 

Osborne High School

Type of Tax Prep Service: Drop Off, Virtual Prep (Appointment Only) For more information or to schedule an appointment: Call 678.744.6470 or email osbornetaxcenter@gmail.com

Closing Date: 4/15

 

Saint Philip AME Church

Type of Tax Prep Service: Drop Off, Virtual Prep (Appointment Only)

For more information or to schedule an appointment: Call 404.371.0749

Closing Date: 4/16

 

St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church

Type of Tax Prep Service: Drop Off, Virtual Prep & Limited Traditional In-person (Walk-Ins/Appointments)

Open: Saturdays, 9:00 AM-2:00 PM

For more information or to schedule an appointment: Call 678.632.3352

 

St. Vincent de Paul-Dallas

Type of Tax Prep Service: Drop Off, Virtual Prep (Appointment Only)

For more information or to schedule an appointment: Call 770.443.1537

 

St. Vincent de Paul-Chamblee

Type of Tax Prep Service: Drop Off, Virtual Prep (Appointment Only)

For More Information or to schedule an appointment: Call 678.892.6160

Closing Date: 4/12

 

South Fulton-Gladys S Dennard Library

Address: 4055 Flat Shoals Road, Union City, GA 30291

Type of Tax Prep Service: Traditional (Walk-ins Only)

Open: Saturdays, 10:00-2:00 PM

Closing Date: 4/16

 

St. Vincent de Paul-Lakewood (Sullivan Center)

Type of Tax Prep Service: Drop Off, Virtual Prep (Appointment Only)

For more information or to schedule an appointment: Call 678.705.7828

Closing Date: 4/15

 

The Mall West End

Type of Tax Prep Service: Drop Off, Virtual Prep / Limited Traditional, In-person (Walk-ins Only) For more information: Email vita@unitedwayatlanta.org

Location in Mall: Suites 543-544, directly across from “Beauty Depot/It’s Wigs” Directory | The Mall West End

Open: Wednesday-Friday, 11:00 AM-4:00 PM & Saturday, 11:00 AM-4:00 PM

Closing Date: 4/16

 

Need additional information? Contact VITA@unitedwayatlanta.org