UGA Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

UGA VITA aims to fulfill the three missions of UGA by creating unique experiential learning opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, improving family economic wellbeing and stability in the Athens community and across Georgia by providing free tax preparation assistance and focused financial literacy interventions, and creating opportunities to engage in valuable applied research.

Free Tax Services

Free Tax Services

We offer free tax help to people with moderate incomes, persons with disabilities, the elderly, and limited English speaking taxpayers throughout Georgia. 

Serve Your Community

Serve Your Community

We are looking for future financial planners, accountants, and business people who want to sharpen their tax knowledge, develop their client communication skills, and make a difference in the community. 

Join Our Mission

Join Our Mission

Support our mission to serve our communities and provide unique experiential learning for students by joining our VITA 1% Giving Club or by becoming one of our valued partners.

  • UGA VITA 2022 Impact Report

    2022 was a great tax season! Check out our impact report to see the number of clients we served,  total refunds, economic impact, and much more!

  • Client News and Resources

    Get the latest updates on important tax law changes, UGA Extention resources, and more!

I helped a couple save over $1,200

Working with VITA has been one of my favorite experiences at UGA. One of the most rewarding aspects of the program is working with clients. This year I helped a married couple save over $1,200 on their tax return using the concepts I've learned from class! I love that VITA gives students the opportunity to connect the classroom to the community"

Bran Karr - Student Site Coordinator, Master of Accountancy
Bran Karr
Karolyn Knickerbocker

I can make a difference

VITA showed me that I can use my knowledge and skillset to impact people, and this experience demonstrated a practical way that I can give back to the community and make a difference for all types of people.

Karolyn Knickerbocker - Student Volunteer, Master of Accountancy

I feel more confident than ever

I’m grateful for the client-facing experiences I had, the impact I was able to make on people in my community, and, as a whole, I feel more confident than ever that what I’m studying is the right field for me.

Zachary Newton - Student Volunteer, Financial Planning Major
Zachary Newton

Questions? Comments?

We'd love to hear from you!

Contact us at or by phone at 706-592-8237.

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