Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Site

About the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program

The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) offers free tax help to low to moderate-income people who cannot prepare their own tax returns. Trained community volunteers may help with special credits, such as Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, and Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled. In addition to free tax return preparation assistance, most sites also offer free electronic filing (e-filing). Certified volunteers receive training to help prepare basic tax returns in communities across the country. VITA sites are generally located at community and neighborhood centers, libraries, schools, shopping malls, and other convenient locations.

VITA at UR Downtown
UR Downtown (URD) is one of 11 sites throughout the Greater Richmond area serving as a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site with the MetroCASH Coalition.  For more than a decade, MetroCASH has coordinated free tax-preparation services throughout the Greater Richmond region as part of the IRS-sponsored VITA Program.

Individuals and families who earned less than $58,000 in 2013 are invited to visit URD February 1 through April 15 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-7pm and the following Saturdays from 10:00am-1:30pm: February 1, February 15, March 1, March 29, and April 12.  Taxpayers may use My Free Taxes to enter and e-file their own taxes with guidance from a trained volunteer on a walk-in basis.  All others who wish to participate in the free tax-preparation service must schedule an appointment.

Contact Us

Questions?  Need to schedule an appointment?  Call 804-955-4018 or email urdvita@gmail.com.