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RSVP-VITA Free Income Tax Assistance

We are scheduling appointments now for the February 2 through April 15 Tax Season!

NEW this year! Make your appointment in Orange County or Chatham County using the online "Book Now" tool below.

VITA is an Orange County RSVP Volunteer Program that provides FREE federal and state income tax preparation to qualified individuals with low-to-middle income, regardless of age or county of residence.

Para obtener información VITA en español haga clic aquí.


Schedule an Appointment VITA Services
Walk-Ins Are You Eligible for Tax Assistance?
What to Bring to Your Appointment Where to Go for Tax Assistance
Volunteer with VITA History of the VITA program
Tax Filing Resources VITA Sponsors





Appointment are available from February 2 through April 15. Schedule your appointment today!

For an appointment in Orange County, call 919-245-4242 (English) or 919-245-2010 (Spanish)

For an appointment at the Chapel Hill Public Library, call the Compass Center 919-968-4610. Please do not call the library. Compass Center will not be a VITA site this year.

For an appointment in Chatham County, call 919-542-4512 (English) or 919-742-1448 (Spanish).


(The online appointment option is only available in English at this time)

Book an appointment with Orange County RSVP-VITA.

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*All services are FREE, including electronic filing and accuracy Quality Review.

  • Computerized Federal and State tax returns
  • IRS-Trained and Certified VITA Volunteers
  • Tax Credits: volunteers identify all entitled taxpayer credits (credits may lower tax debt or increase refund)

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While appointments are preferred, clients without appointments will be fit in if time permits. Walk-in clients must arrive at least 2 hours before the tax site closing time for the possibility of being served.

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Take a brief survey or call our appointment line to see if you are eligible for VITA services. Clients with lengthy returns will be asked to seek services from a tax professional.


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Click here for a full list of what to bring to your appointment. You will need things likephoto identification and a copy of your 2013 tax returns.

If you purchased health care insurance through the Marketplace, you will need to bring related documents.

Non-English speaking clients must bring an interpreter.

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Locator graphicTax assistance is available at our senior centers in Chapel Hill and Hillsborough. In addition, tax assistance is available at the Chapel Hill Public Library and the Chatham Council on Aging. For inclement weather, contact the facilities main phone number or main web site.

Click here for a list of locations and times to access VITA services. Tax service times and locations are subject to change.

Click here for VITA services nationwide.

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To Volunteer, Call (919) 245-4243 Today!

Telephone Appointment Team Photo of VITA volunteer June Weatherly.

Help schedule appointments or make reminder phone calls. The telephone team will read from a script to screen clients for eligibility and to inform them of the records they need to bring.

Support Coordinators

Help clients with the check in/out process, which involves greeting clients, organizing their documents, assisting with forms. This opportunity is ideal for a people-person who is organized, pays attention to detail and enjoys assisting others.

Both groups of volunteers will receive free training and ongoing support.

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Para obtener información VITA en español haga clic aquí.

Free Tax Help Details for Orange and Chatham Counties

2014-15 VITA Fact Sheet for Orange and Chatham Counties

Free Tax Return Preparation for You - Sites in All States

What to bring to your VITA Appointment

Choose Your Tax Preparer Wisely

Do You Qualify for Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)?  NOTE: The EITC is no longer available in North Carolina. It remains available for eligible federal tax returns.

IRS: Affordable Care Act (ACA) Tax Provisions

How Health Coverage Affects Your 2014 Federal Income Tax Return

IRS Interactive Tax Assistance

Getting a Replacement Social Security Card

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Since the early 1980s, the Orange County Government has consistently been a provider of the RSVP-VITA service, ensuring that the County's taxpayers have access to and can benefit from this free service. 

In the 2013 Tax Season, a total of 112 VITA volunteers at 8 VITA tax sites in Orange and Chatham Counties served more than 1,800 clients.

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LOCAL: Orange County RSVP Volunteer Program, Orange County Department on Aging, Compass Center for Women & Families, Chatham County Council on Aging, United Way of the Greater Triangle, Towns of Chapel Hill and Carrboro, Carol Wood Retirement Community, The Cedars, UNC Hospital, and Cumberland Community Action Program, Inc.


FEDERAL: IRS and the Corporation for National & Community Service

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