FAQ’s

 

WHAT IS THE VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE (VITA) PROGRAM?

 

As part of the Northern Virginia CASH Campaign, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program provides free tax preparation services to low-income families. Working with local businesses and government agencies, the mission is to raise awareness about the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and increase financial literacy among low-income taxpayers.

 

WHERE WILL THE SITES BE LOCATED?

 

Site arrangements have been made at 20 convenient locations throughout Northern Virginia in the City of Alexandria and the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun and Prince William.

 

 

WILL MY VOLUNTEER EFFORT REALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

 

Last year, volunteers donated over 15,000 hours of their time and helped low-income families in Northern Virginia receive over $8.1 million in federal tax refunds. The average VITA client received $1,658 in federal tax refunds and $1,913 in Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Over $1.7 million was awarded back to those families who qualified for the Child Tax Credit (CTC). In total, volunteers helped more than 5,500 families prepare their taxes last year.