The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) is still offering free assistance with filing taxes for people with disabilities, seniors, and others who need special help. VITA volunteers are certified and trained by the Internal Revenue Service and can help you prepare a basic return.
To obtain tax filing assistance from VITA, bring the following:
• Photo ID for you and your spouse, if filing jointly
• Social Security Cards for you (& your spouse & dependents, if applicable)
• Your W-2, W-2G, or 1099-R form, and your 1099 form, if applicable
• A copy of last year's tax return, if you filed
• Want your refund by direct deposit? Bring your bank routing numbers and account numbers.
• This is not an exhaustive list. Call the VITA location nearest you and ask what you should bring.
To find the VITA location nearest you, call 1-800-906-9887 or visit http://irs.treasury.gov/freetaxprep/. Be sure to check dates and hours of operation.
For people with disabilities who file their taxes themselves, the Internal Revenue Service has posted a webpage with accessibility information, including large print and "talking" tax forms, and instructional videos in American Sign Language.