The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is an IRS and community-sponsored program designed to assist low to moderate-income taxpayers with the preparation of their annual tax returns at no cost. We will begin scheduling appointments for the 2023 tax season on January 15th, 2024. To schedule your appointment, call 828-438-6255.
Fill out your intake documents before your tax appointment!
1. Intake Sheet
2. Program Statistics
BRCA's VITA Program Stats (2023)
Tax Clients Served in 2023 by our VITA Program
Federal Income Tax Refunds Processed
Child Tax Credits Processed
Earned Income Credits Processed
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When do appointments start?
We begin scheduling appointments in mid-January of each year. We begin seeing clients in office to process tax returns in early February. Appointments will not be scheduled any earlier than January 15th for the 2023 tax year (1/15/24).
What are your appointment hours for tax preparation services?
Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10AM to 4PM
Am I eligible for tax services?
VITA sites offer free tax help to people who need assistance in preparing their tax returns, including:
People who generally make $60,000 or less
Persons with disabilities; and
Limited English-speaking taxpayers
What should I bring to my appointment?
NOTE: Due to time constraints, we are not able to sort or total receipts
Proof of Identification with photo: driver's license, state-issued identification card, or military ID for taxpayer and spouse. If filing a joint return, Social Security Card or Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN): Cards are needed for the taxpayer, your spouse if filing a joint return, and any eligible dependents you are claiming on your tax return.
All income documents you receive: This includes Form W-2s, 1099MISC’s, 1099R’s, 1099INT’s or any other income documentation you receive
All tax documents are associated with any deductions or credits you elect to claim on your tax return. These include property tax statements, medical expenses, mortgage interest statements, daycare provider statements, student loan interest statements, tuition payment statements, and/or IRS-issued statements.
If you are married filing jointly, and electing to file your returns electronically, the taxpayer and spouse must be available to sign the tax return.
If a copy of last year’s tax return is available, bring this also to aid in preparing the current year's return.
Account information for direct deposit of refund (Routing & Account Number)
Total paid to daycare provider and their tax ID number
Birth dates for you, your spouse, and or dependents on the return
Proof of foreign status if applying for ITIN
Forms 1095-A, B or C (Affordable Health Care Statements)