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Appointments for 2017 Taxes

CAA VITA is now scheduling appointments for 2017 taxes.  Please click   HERE  to schedule an appointment or call 240-777-1123. TTY users, please call MD Relay (711)

2018 appointments will be available at the following locations:
  • GAITHERSBURG: March 12, 3 - 8 pm, Benjamin Gaither Center, 80-A Bureau Drive
  • SILVER SPRING: Tuesdays, Through April 10, 3 - 8 pm, TESS Community Action Center, 8513 Piney Branch Road
  • ROCKVILLE: Wednesdays, Through April 11, 11 am - 3 pm, Community Action Agency, 1401 Rockville Pike, 3rd Floor 
  • EAST COUNTY: March 8, & 22/ April 5 & 12, 11 am - 4 pm, East County Regional Services Center, 3300 Briggs Chaney Road
  • WORKSOURCE MONTGOMERY WHEATON March 26, 11 am - 4 pm, 11002 Veirs Mill Road
  • GERMANTOWN March 19 & 29, 12900 Middlebrook Road
  • WHEATON: Fridays, Through April 13, 11 am - 4 pm, Wheaton Gilchrist Center, 11002 Veirs Mill Road, Suite 506  

ITIN Applications

Community Action's VITA program assists residents with applications for Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs).  Please schedule an appointment with a Certified Acceptance Agent by clicking  HERE or calling 240-777-1123.  TTY users, please call MD Relay (711).
To learn more about ITINs, please visit  The IRS ITIN information page.

Other VITA Appointment Sites

*Please click on the images below to view the full-size documents

*The following sites are open during tax season (January - April 15):

RSVP/AARP Tax-Aide Program: M - F, 9 am - 3:30 pm, multiple sites county-wide, 240-777-2577  

Chinese Culture and Community Service Center VITA: Feb. 3 - April 7, Saturdays, 9:30 am - 12 pm, 9318 Gaither Road, Suite 215, Gaithersburg, 301-820-7200 ext. 8114 or 8107

CASA de Maryland: Feb. 5 - April 13, Fridays, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm, 14645 Rothgeb Drive, Rockville, 240-491-5747

Asian-American Homeownership Counseling, Inc. (AAHC): Feb. 26 - April 15, M - F (except holidays), 5 - 8 pm, 12320 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, 301-760-7636

Military VITAIRS Website for Military VITA

*Information about Montgomery County VITA Partnership sites throughout Montgomery County: ENGLISH SPANISH FRENCH AMHARIC CHINESE

Find a Walk-In Site

*The following sites are open during tax season (January - April 15):
Community Tax Aid Silver Spring Site: Feb. 4 - April 15, Sundays, 1 - 4 pm,  Park Montgomery Apartments, 8860 Piney Branch Road, Community Center, Level 1 
Community Tax Aid Rockville Site Feb. 3 - April 14, Saturdays, 12 - 2:30 pm, Rockville Library, 21 Maryland Ave.
*Community Tax Aid provides services for families earning $54,000 or less and individuals/couples earning $36,000 or less.
Tzu Chi VITA : Feb. 3 - April 7, Saturdays, 1 - 4 pm, 620 Hungerford Drive, Suite 30, 3 01-602-5824/5825
VITA at the Aspen Hill Library: Feb. 1 & 8, 2 - 7 pm; March 1, 8, & 22, 2 - 7 pm; April 5 & 12, 2 - 7 pm, 4407 Aspen Hill Road
*Information about Montgomery County VITA Partnership sites throughout Montgomery County: ENGLISH SPANISH FRENCH AMHARIC CHINESE
*For a full list of VITA sites in Maryland, please call 800-492-0618.

File your Taxes Online
Free Filing Software/IRS Questions: The IRS’ Free File provides free federal tax prep and e-file for taxpayers (income $65,000 or below). For toll-free tax help call 800-829-1040 for individual tax questions or 800-829-4933 for business tax questions. 
If you decide to use a commercial tax preparer, please click here.
Low-Income Tax Payer Clinics
Low-Income Taxpayer Clinics are available for residents with legal questions about their taxes.
Washington, DC:

What to bring
What to Bring to Your Appointment:
  • A Social Security card and/or ITIN for EACH family member. We cannot use prior year files to verify Social Security numbers
  • A photo ID for each filer
  • W-2 forms for all jobs worked in 2017
  • Child care provider name, address, and tax ID number or Social Security number
  • All banking account information (a voided check and/or savings deposit slip) to direct deposit your refund
  • A copy of last year’s tax return
  • Any document or information about money you have received from the IRS or state
  • All 1099 forms for other income, if any
  • Any other tax related documents you have received
  • If you are a victim of identity theft, you must bring the letter from the IRS with your PIN number. A new letter is issued from the IRS every year.
  • If you purchased health insurance through the Marketplace for 2017, through Medicare/Medicaid, or through your employer, you should receive a Form
  • 1095-A, B, and/or C. Please bring this form with you to complete your 2017 federal tax return.
  • If you have a Marketplace Exemption, please contact the Marketplace and get your Marketplace Exemption Certificate number to complete your 2017 federal ​ tax return.
  • If you are married and filing jointly, your spouse must be present. If you are married and filing separately, you need your spouse's name as spelled on his/her Social Security card and your spouse's Social Security number.

Additional Resources
ACA (Affordable Care Act) and Premium Tax Credits For coverage options, and financial help in Maryland: click HERE or call 1-855-642- 8572
Additional Montgomery free tax info: MC311 or call 311/ 240-777-0311/ TTY 301-251-4850 MD RELAY 711.
Have any trouble filing your taxes? Please click HERE.
Sign Language Interpretation: Contact Community Action at 240-777-1123 or call Gallaudet University VITA in DC at 202-540-8517 (VP) or 202-651-5312 (Voice).

Daily Tax Tip About VITA Programs from the National Consumers League

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