UGA Extension Office

VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)

The VITA program is currently closed for the 2021 year.

Check back with Richmond County Extension Office in January 2022 to schedule a 2022 tax appointment. Call (706) 821-2350.


Each year during tax season, University of Georgia students help Georgia taxpayers by offering free tax preparation services through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

UGA has partnered with Georgia United Credit Union in the VITA program since 2005. The program is designed to provide free tax preparation assistance to individuals and families with low to moderate income, those with disabilities and the elderly.

Through the service-learning course, financial planning majors from the College of Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) and accounting majors from the Terry College of Business are certified as tax preparers by the IRS and earn academic credit for their involvement.

Virtual VITA allows taxpayers to work with their local UGA Cooperative Extension FACS agents to facilitate remote tax preparation services with students based in Athens.

 

Other helpful sites:

IRS Free Tax Preparation