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The AACC VITA program is closed for the 2023 tax year! We will see you next year!

People in Volunteer Income Tax Assistance session

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 federal and state income tax preparation, review and e-filing service for qualifying Maryland taxpayers making $64,000 or less in tax year 2023.

What to Expect

VITA 2024 will be offered in one format, by appointment only.

  • Traditional face-to-face format: The return is prepared at our Arnold location while the taxpayer is present, promptly filed, and a copy of the return provided to the taxpayer. These appointments are limited. 

Your federal and state returns are prepared by IRS-certified AACC students, faculty, staff and alumni. These volunteers are supervised by AACC Business Administration/Accounting faculty members and AACC staff, many of whom are certified public accountants. During your appointment, we will meet with you, discuss your tax situation and prepare your federal and state returns. Returns will then be e-filed. If a refund is due, that money can be deposited directly into your bank account, often within a matter of days.

The program is coordinated by Oksana Fisher, C.P.A., assistant professor of Business Administration

Appointments are available, in Arnold, on Wednesdays and Saturdays from Feb. 3 to April 3.

  • Wednesdays from 3:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Saturdays from 10 a.m.-noon
  • This VITA site is closed on March 20 and 23 for spring break.

For information call our VITA office at 410-777-2051 or e-mail

Related Resources

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Cash Campaign for Maryland

Prepare for Your Appointment

VITA is free, but you still must prepare for your appointment.

Before 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.

Required Documents

Bring these items to your appointment with the tax preparer.

Required Documents

  • **REQUIRED** 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.
  • **REQUIRED** Proof of identification (photo ID) for yourself and/or your spouse
    • For married couples filing jointly, both spouses must be present
  • 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)
  • Earned Income Credit (will file if qualified)
  • Education Credits (will file if qualified)
  • If claiming the Education credit, bring form 1098-T and a statement from the school showing charges and payments.
  • 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

  • Prior Year and Amended Return
  • Form 1040 Nonresident
  • 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 (Nondeductible IRA)
  • Form 8615 (minors investment income)


We're here to help.

School of Business and Law
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance


By appointment only.

Feb. 3–April 3*

  • Wednesday
    3:30–6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday
    10 a.m.–Noon

*AACC will be closed on March 18-24 for spring break. VITA will not be taking appointments during that week. 


Careers Center building
Room 326
101 College Parkway
Arnold, MD 21012