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 and complete and file your tax return on the spot! Fall 2021 tax services are offered on UGA's campus at the Charles Schwab Financial Planning Center. If you missed the tax deadline, you can still file for 2018, 2019, and 2020 and claim all of your refundable tax benefits, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit and Economic Impact Payments. Click below to make an appointment today!
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.
Our statewide tax services have concluded for 2021. Keep in mind that appointments fill up fast! Find a participating UGA VITA site near your to plan for the next tax season.