It’s your money – you earned it. You may not file taxes because you don’t make enough. Did you know that you may qualify to get money from the government? Get money back, don’t leave money on the table.

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EIC or EITC) is a tax credit for low and moderate-income wage earners. For the 2019 tax year, the earned income credit ranges from $529 to $6,557 depending on your filing status and how many children you have.

Avoid the debt with tax loans, take advantage of VITA.

United Way’s free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program provides Greater Atlanta’s working individuals and families help to simplify the tax filing process and claim important tax credits.

About VITA. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is a national initiative of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that offers FREE tax help to low- to moderate-income ($56,000 and under) individuals and families. Taxes are prepared in–person by IRS trained and certified volunteers.

Where you can find VITA

VITA sites are generally located at community and neighborhood centers, libraries, churches, schools, shopping malls, and other convenient locations. VITA ensures that eligible working families are receiving the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and other federal credits for which they may be eligible.

VITA Tax Preparation Locations
This year, VITA is serving Greater Atlanta with over 20 free tax preparation locations.

 

 

Site Name
Site Address
City
Zip
County
Opening Date
Hours & Comments
Beulah Baptist Church

 

2340 Clifton Springs Rd

 

Decatur

 

30034

 

DeKalb

 

2/1/2020

 

Saturdays 9:30am-3:30pm

 

BPSOS

 

6107 Oakbrook Pkwy

 

Norcross

 

30093

 

Gwinnett

 

2/3/2020

 

Monday-Friday 8am-3pm

 

Center for Pan Asian Community Services/ CPACS

 

3510 Shallowford Rd NE

 

Chamblee

 

30341

 

DeKalb

 

2/1/2020

 

Saturdays 9am-2pm

 

Clayton State University

 

2800 Clayton State Blvd

 

Morrow

 

30260

 

Clayton

 

2/1/2020

 

Saturdays 9am-1pm

 

Community Assistance Center

 

1130 Hightower Trail

 

Atlanta

 

30350

 

Fulton

 

1/27/2020

 

Monday & Wednesday 4pm-7pm
Saturdays 10am-2pm
Ebenezer Baptist Church/MLK Collaborative

 

101 Jackson Ave

 

Atlanta

 

30312

 

Fulton

 

1/28/2020

 

Tuesdays 1:30pm-6:30pm
Saturdays 9:00am-2:00pm
Greenbriar Mall

 

2841 Greenbriar Pkwy

 

Atlanta

 

30331

 

Fulton

 

1/27/2020

 

Monday-Friday 10m-4pm
Saturdays 10am-2pm
Hillcrest Church Of Christ

 

1939 Snapfinger Rd

 

Decatur

 

30035

 

DeKalb

 

2/1/2020

 

Saturdays 9am-1pm
2/2, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/7, 3/28
IRC

 

2305 Parklake Dr. NE

 

Atlanta

 

30345

 

Fulton

 

2/1/2020

 

Tuesdays 2:30pm-4:30pm
Wednesdays 1:30pm-3:30pm
Thursdays 1:30pm-3:30pm
Saturdays 10:30am-3:00pm 
North Fulton Community Charities

 

11255 Elkins Rd

 

Roswell

 

30076

 

Fulton

 

1/31/2020

 

Monday-Wednesday 1pm-4pm
APPOINTMENT ONLY
Thursdays 5:30pm-8:30pm
APPOINTMENT ONLY
Friday-Saturday 10am-3pm 
Osbourne History Makers

 

76 Windy Hill Rd

 

Marietta

 

30060

 

Cobb

 

2/4/2020

 

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
12:00pm-3:30pm
APPOINTMENT ONLY
678-744-6470 
Schaffer Road Church of Christ

 

554 Schaffer Rd

 

Marietta

 

30060

 

Cobb

 

TBD

 

Coming soon

 

South Fulton Public Library

 

4055 Flat Shoals Rd

 

Union City

 

30291

 

Fulton

 

TBD

 

Coming soon

 

St. Philip AME Church

 

240 Candler Rd. SE

 

Atlanta

 

30317

 

DeKalb

 

2/1/2020

 

Coming soon

 

St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church

 

591 Flint River Rd

 

Jonesboro

 

30238

 

Clayton

 

2/1/2020

 

Saturdays 9am-2pm

 

St. Vincent De Paul, Chamblee

 

2050-E Chamblee Tucker Rd

 

Chamblee

 

30341

 

DeKalb

 

TBD

 

TBD

 

St. Vincent DePaul (Dallas)

 

680 W. Memorial Dr

 

Dallas

 

30132

 

Paulding

 

TBD

 

TBD

 

Turner Chapel AME Church

 

492 North Marietta Pkwy

 

Marietta

 

30060

 

Cobb

 

TBD

 

TBD

 

The Sullivan Center

 

1700 Lakewood Ave

 

Atlanta

 

30315

 

Fulton

 

TBD

 

TBD

 

West End Mall

 

850 Oak Street SW

 

Atlanta

 

30310

 

Fulton

 

1/27/2020

 

Tuesday-Friday 10am-6pm
Saturday 10am-4pm

 

Apply by September 27, 2019 to become a VITA site in 2020! United Way is inviting organizations interested in becoming VITA sites to submit an application for funding. Partners will be provided with funding and support to provide free tax preparation at locations across the region.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is a more than 40-year running, national IRS program where trained and certified volunteers prepare tax returns for low income families according to IRS guidelines. United Way of Greater Atlanta in partnership with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) leads a coalition of approximately 30 organizations that promotes and supports free tax preparation. Free tax preparation supports United Way’s goal to build a stronger future for greater Atlanta by supporting the well-being of its children, the families that support them and the community that surrounds them.

The exact funds available will be based on IRS funding for the VITA program. Awards to specific partners will depend upon details of the funding available from the IRS and the review of applications including performance targets from new and existing VITA partners.

Download the Request For Applications here.

#WhyWednesday: Economy Jackson

“It’s part of my mission; it’s part of who I am.”

Economy Jackson, United Way of Greater Atlanta’s Associate Director of Income, explains why she loves working to improve the financial stability of families in Greater Atlanta

Many low income and working-class families in the Greater Atlanta area do not have enough “bankability” to achieve goals like qualifying for a mortgage or funding higher education and improve their credit. Interested in learning more about financial stability? Making Wages Work leverages the expertise of financial services professionals to help Greater Atlanta’s low-income and working-class families build the financial literacy they need to achieve their goals. Learn more about Making Wages Work here.

Tax season is here, but that doesn’t mean getting your taxes done has to be complicated, and it also doesn’t have to be expensive.

Our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program sites provide Greater Atlanta’s working individuals and families help to simplify the tax filing process and claim important tax credits.

VITA tax preparation is free for households with an income of $55,000 or less, and taxes are prepared in–person by IRS trained and certified volunteers.

Just confirm that you fit the above income qualifications, choose the VITA location that’s most convenient for you and call our 2–1–1 center to confirm the hours of operation for your chosen location.

VITA Tax Preparation Locations
This year, VITA is serving Greater Atlanta with over 30 free tax preparation locations.

Clayton County

  • St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church – 591 Flint River Rd. Jonesboro, GA 30238
  • Clayton State University – 2800 Clayton State Blvd, Morrow 30260

Cobb County

  • Schaffer Road Church of Christ – 554 Schaffer Road, Marietta 30060
  • Osborne High School – 2451 Favor Road, Marietta 30060
  • Turner Chapel AME Church – 492 North Marietta Pkwy, Marietta 30060

DeKalb County

  • Beulah Baptist Church – 2340 Clifton Springs Road, Decatur 30034
  • Hillcrest Church Of Christ – 1939 Snapfinger Road, Decatur 30035
  • IRC – 2305 Parkdale Dr. NE., Atlanta 30345
  • Saint Philip AME Church – 240 Candler Road SE, Atlanta 30317
  • St. Vincent De Paul, Chamblee – 2050–C Chamblee Tucker Road, Chamblee 30341
  • Center for Pan Asian Community Services (CPACS) – 3510 Shallowford Road Chamblee, GA 30341

Gwinnett County

  • Buford One Stop – 2755 Sawnee Avenue Buford, GA 30518
  • Buford Human Services One Stop – 2755 Sawnee Avenue, Buford 30518
  • Gwinnett Math and Science Library – 970 McElvaney Lane, Lawrenceville 30044
  • Lilburn Library –4817 Church Street, Lilburn 30047
  • Norcross Library – 6025 Buford Highway, Norcross 30071
  • Snellville Library – 2740 Lenora Church, Snellville 30078
  • Suwanee Library –361 Main Street, Suwanee 30024
  • BPSOS – 6107 Oakbrook Parkway, Norcross 30093

Fulton County

  • Atlanta Technical College, 1599 Metropolitan Parkway SW, Atlanta, 30310
  • IRS – 4800 Buford Highway, Chamblee 30341
  • Cristo Rey, 222 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta 30308
  • Community Assistance Center – 1130 Hightower Trail, Sandy Springs, GA 30350
  • Ebenezer Baptist Church/MLK Collaborative – 101 Jackson Avenue, Atlanta 30312
  • Greenbriar Mall – LOCATION PENDING
  • Gladys S. Dennard Library of South Fulton, 4055 Flat Shoals Road, Union City 30291
  • North Fulton Community Charities – 11255 Elkins Road, Roswell 30076
  • The Sullivan Center – 1700 Lakewood Ave., Atlanta 30315
  • The Year of Jubliee FS, 216 Valley Hill Road SW., Riverdale 30274
  • West End Mall – 850 Oak Street SW, Atlanta 30310

Paulding County

  • St. Vincent De Paul, Dallas – 651 W. Memorial Drive, Dallas 30132

VITA tax preparation site times are subject to change. For the most recent location listings and hours of availability, call 2-1-1 or reference the online 2-1-1 database at 211online.unitedwayatlanta.org.

 

United Way of Greater Atlanta is hosting a VITA Request for Application Orientation session designed to assist you with your VITA sub grant application.

The orientation will take place Thursday, August 23 from 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Please take the time to review the application package thoroughly and come prepared to ask questions related to the application and/or process to become a VITA site.

If you plan to attend the session, please RSVP to vita@unitedwayatlanta.org.

We thank you for your interest in VITA and look forward to hearing from you soon.


Don’t forget these important dates!

  • Applications Due: Friday, August 31, 2018 by 3:00 p.m.
  • Grant Period: October 31, 2018 to May 31, 2019
  • Grants Notification: October 31, 2018