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 $56,000 and less in 2020 – 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.


Organized by Fairfax County Department of Family Services, the NVACASH Coalition helps families avoid the fees businesses charge to prepare and file taxes. Despite the pandemic suspending VITA services in March, last tax season the Northern Virginia VITA program filed federal tax refunds of over $4.8 million for families and individuals with low income. With the help of 258 dedicated and trained volunteers staffing 13 VITA sites and two Facilitated Self Assistance (FSA) sites, 2,987 families saved more than $746,000 in professional filing fees and prepared and filed their 2019 tax returns. Over $778,486 was awarded back to those families who qualified for the Child Tax Credit (CTC) and over $1.5 million to those who qualified for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).



Click here to find the NVACASH-VITA site nearest you.


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