The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program is a national program sponsored by the IRS. Each tax season, VITA volunteers all over the country prepare federal and state tax returns for low-income families – those making $55,000 and less in 2018 – in public libraries and community centers, and on college campuses. With the help of local governments, libraries, and community and faith based organizations, VITA is implemented in the Northern Virginia area throughout Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, and Prince William Counties. Together, we make up a coalition called NVACASH – the Northern Virginia Coalition for Creating Assets, Savings and Hope.


With the help of 294 dedicated and trained volunteers, staffing 14 VITA sites and six facilitated Self Assistance (FSA) sites, 5,459 low-income families saved more than $1 million in professional filing fees, and prepared and filed their 2017 tax returns receiving more than $8.3 million in refunds this tax season. Over $432,000 was awarded back to those families who qualified for the Child Tax Credit (CTC) and the average Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) recipient received $1,866.



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