Whether you are an Athens local or a resident of Georgia elsewhere, UGA’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is here to serve you by filing your tax return for free.
Since 2006, the University of Georgia’s College of Family and Consumer Sciences has been collaborating with Georgia United Credit Union and the Internal Revenue Service to provide the VITA program to the Athens community. The program has evolved, partnering with UGA Cooperative Extension offices throughout the state to expand free tax filing services to communities throughout Georgia.
How We Serve
If you are local to Athens, we will meet with you in person at Georgia United Credit Union and complete and file your tax return on the spot.
New for the 2020 tax season, we are offering virtual appointments for Athens residents. By scheduling a virtual appointment, you'll have access to a secure client portal where you'll upload your tax documents. Our IRS certified volunteers will prepare your return and meet with you via Zoom to review your return before e-filing.
If you live elsewhere in Georgia, we’ll meet with you virtually to complete your tax return. You’ll simply go to your county’s UGA Extension office to provide the required tax documents. Your county agent will then send your documents via encrypted email to student volunteers on UGA’s campus. Students will prepare your tax return in preparation for your virtual meeting to review and file your tax return.
Contact your local Extension office to make an appointment.