VITA Tax Preparation
For more than a decade, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offered through the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) Department of Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics has offered free tax help to Georgians with low-to-moderate incomes, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited-English-speaking taxpayers.
The service will be offered from January 31st to March 31st. Taxpayers from Clayton County will be able to contact the Extension office to meet with a county agent who will conduct a brief interview and gather the required documents. Afterward, the county agent returns the required documents to UGA using an encrypted email service and an email set up specifically for the program.
Students on UGA’s Athens campus prepare the tax returns early each week, then hold virtual meetings with individual taxpayers later in the week to discuss the returns.
This service benefits both Georgia taxpayers and UGA undergraduate and graduate students, who gain real-world training in addition to the course credit they earn for their participation.
The VITA Tax Preparation program has closed for 2023. Stay tuned for the 2024 VITA program.