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Do you want your tax returns done fast and free? 
AACC's VITA program is your solution!

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program through AACC's School of Business and Law is a free, no-strings-attached service providing income tax assistance, preparation, review, and e-filing of returns for taxpayers who earned less than $55,000 in 2018. This includes both federal and state returns.

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What to Expect

IRS-certified volunteers will meet with you, discuss your tax situation, and prepare your federal and state returns. Returns will then be e-filed and if a refund is due, can be deposited directly into your bank account, often within a matter of days.

The program is coordinated by Michael Gavin, M.B.A., assistant professor of Business Administration

Appointments are available Wednesdays and Saturdays beginning February 13, 2019, and ending April 3, 2019. 

  • Wednesdays from 3:30-7 p.m.
  • Saturdays from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

(VITA is closed March 20th and March 23rd for spring break.)

For more information (February-April) call Donna at 410-777-2390 or e-mail  

Appointment scheduling will be available in January. 

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VITA is free, but you still must be prepared before your appointment.

Prior to meeting with the tax preparer at AACC for your scheduled appointment, review the following information and find out what important documents and forms you need to bring with you. 

If you have a complex return, you are encouraged to see a professional preparer for assistance.

Documents Needed

Bring these items to your appointment with the tax preparer.

What to Bring

  • Proof of identification (photo ID) for yourself and/or your spouse.
    • For married couples filing jointly, both spouses must be present.
  • Social Security cards for you, your spouse and dependents.
    • An Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) assignment letter may be substituted for you, your spouse and your dependents if you do not have a Social Security number.
  • Birth dates for you, your spouse and dependents on the tax return.
  • All W2s, 1099 and 1098 forms (Wages and Interest).
  • Forms 1095-A, B or C (Health Coverage Statements).
  • Health Insurance Exemption Certificate, if received.
  • A copy of last year's federal and state returns, if available.
  • Proof of bank account routing and account numbers for direct deposit such as blank check.
  • Total paid for daycare provider and the daycare provider's tax identifying number such as their Social Security number or business Employer Identification Number.

Other Documents Needed (if applicable)

  • Documentation of all income sources.
  • Documentation of all deductions/credits.
  • Cancellation of debt (Form 1099-C). 
  • Child Tax Credit (will file if qualified).
  • Earned Income Credit (will file if qualified). 
  • Education Credits (will file if qualified). 
  • Dividends received (Form 1099-Div).
  • Interest Income (Form 1099-INT). 
  • Capital Gains/Loss (Form 1099-B).
  • IRA Distributions (Form 1099-R). 
  • Pension Income (Form 1099-R, RRB-1099, CSA-1099).
  • Social Security Benefits (SSA-1099).
  • State Tax Refunds (Form 1099-G).
  • Unemployment Benefits (Form 1099-G).
  • Self-employed Income (1099-Misc).
  • Gambling Winnings (Form W-2G).
  • Mortgage Interest (Form 1098).
  • Tuition Statement (Form 1098-T).
  • Itemized Deduction list (limited).
  • Schedule C information (limited).
  • Schedule E information (limited).

Tax Forms Not Prepared by AACC

  • Complicated Schedule C with losses.
  • Complicated and advanced Schedule D (capital gains and losses).
  • Federal employment taxes and income tax withholding.
  • Form SS-5 (request for Social Security Number).
  • Form SS-8 (determination of worker status).
  • Form 8606 (Non-deductible IRA).
  • Form 8615 (minors investment income).
  • Prior Year and Amended Returns


We're here to help.

School of Business and Law
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

Service is provided by appointment only.

3:30-7:30 p.m.
11 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Careers Center Building
Room 326