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VITA Tax Filing Assistance

NOTE - DUE TO YOUR OVERWHELMING RESPONSE, ALL VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE APPOINTMENTS THRU APRIL 15 ARE FILLED.

ON BEHALF OF GEORGIA UNITED & THE UGA STUDENT VOLUNTEERS, THANK YOU!

Need Assistance with Preparing Your Taxes?

We will be partnering with The University of Georgia and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to provide free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) services for simple returns again in 2014. This is the 8th year of this partnership that provides practical experience for UGA students majoring in Financial Planning and Accounting. Students who enroll and participate earn academic credit for their efforts. 

The IRS trains UGA students as tax preparers and Georgia United Credit Union provides the office space and funding – benefitting local consumers  by having their taxes prepared and filed electronically at no charge! Metro Atlanta residents who are interested in participating in this program can locate a VITA site via the  Atlanta Prosperity Campaign.

The VITA program is open to all low and moderate income taxpayers who do not have depreciable assets, business losses or extensive stock transactions. 

To reserve an appointment:

  • Athens: Sessions will be held at Georgia United Credit Union’s 190 Gaines School Road branch in Athens. Appointments available on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings, beginning January 28 through April 10, and on Saturdays, February 1 through April 12.  Click here or call (706) 227-5400, extension 6486.
  • Dalton: Sessions will be held at Georgia United Credit Union’s 605 Calhoun Street branch in Dalton. Appointments available on Fridays and Saturdays, January 24 through March 7. Click here or call (706) 278-0254. For after hour sign ups, call 770-476-6400 ext. 3918.
  • Metro Atlanta: Click here to locate one of multiple metro Atlanta VITA sites through our partnership with the Atlanta Prosperity Campaign.

What to bring:

  • Proof of identification
  • Social Security Cards for you, your spouse and/or dependents and/or a Social Security Number verification letter issued by the Social Security Administration
  • Your birth date and birth dates of your spouse and/or dependents
  • Wage and earning statement(s) Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R, from all employers
  • Interest and dividend statements from banks or credit unions (Forms 1099)
  • Records of earnings (Forms 1099 and/or cash) from self-employment and expenses related to self-employment income.
  • Documents supporting itemized deductions, child/dependent care, etc., where applicable.
  • A copy of last year's federal and state returns, if available
  • Bank routing and transit number and your account numbers for Direct Deposit