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VITA Program

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

$871, 090

Federal Income Tax Refunds Processed 

$233, 196

Child Tax Credits Processed

$234, 727

Earned Income Credits Processed


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

  • Intake Form

  • 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)

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