Schedule an Appointment

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 collaborated with 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.

Appointment Reminders:

  • Bring a physical Social Security Card or ITIN for yourself, your spouse and any dependents (original cards, please!)
  • If you are filing a joint return, both spouses must be present the entire time
  • If you have questions, need to cancel/reschedule, or have trouble finding us, call us at (706)-592-8237

How We Serve

UGA Campus

UGA Campus

UGA Campus Site @ Charles Schwab Financial Planning Center

415 Sanford Dr., Athens, GA 30602

Call: (706)-592-8237 or

Make Appointment On-Campus

  • Weekly Hours: 9:30am-11am & 3pm - 5pm

Open by appointment and for limited walk-ins: 

  • Monday: 9:00am - 10:00am, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:30am - 10:30am, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 10:00am, 4:00pm - 6:00pm 
  • Thursday: 9:30 - 10:30am, 4:00 - 6:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 12:00pm,  2:00pm - 5:00pm

Closed March 4 - March 8

Other Georgia Residents

Other Georgia Residents

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 TaxSlayer Pro upload 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.

Extension Offices

Athens Area Partners

Athens Area Partners

Hancock Community Development

300 Henderson Extension, Athens, GA, 30606

Open for Appointment and Walk-in filing. More information here:

Hancock Community Development

East Athens Development Corporation

410 McKinley Dr #101, Athens, GA 30601

Open for Appointments:

Call 706-204-9354 or email

East Athens Development Corp

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