NOTICE: The CA$H Coalition VITA program will no longer use 211 to make tax appointments. Starting January 15, 2024, clients can schedule appointments easily online here.
VITA SITES WILL START SCHEDULING APPOINTMENTS JANUARY 15, 2024
The IRS tax filing deadline is April 15, 2024. Follow the CA$H Coalition on Facebook for filing tips.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) is a national program sponsored by the IRS to provide free tax preparation for qualified residents. Our top priority is the health and safety of our community members, partners, and volunteers. Tax preparation services at all VITA sites will be operating by appointment only. Virtual and in-person filing are available.
Be prepared for your tax appointment and be sure to have the following documents.
FAQ's about taxes and how you can file for FREE in the Capital Region
For more tax tips, follow the CA$H Coalition of the Greater Capital Region on Facebook.
CA$H Coalition Executive Committee Member Jenn Hyde, the Executive Director of Catholic Charities Tri-County Services, moderates a discussion with local tax experts from the Coalition as they answer frequently asked questions about filing your taxes.
Panel of Experts
- Andrew Kochian, VITA Program Coordinator
- Joseph Orzechowski, Staff Attorney, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic of the Legal Aid Society of NENY
- Matthew O'Conner, IRS Relationship Manager
Topics of discussion will include why filing is important,
- Why filing is important
- How to overcome filing challenges by being prepared
- Available tax credits, including EITC, Child Tax, and more.
- How you can file your taxes for FREE in the Capital Region with the help of an IRS-certified volunteer.
FREE CAPITAL REGION TAX PREPARATION
The CA$H Coalition has partnered with local agencies and community services to create a network of (Volunteer Income Tax Assistant) VITA volunteers to offer FREE Federal and NYS income tax preparation to income-eligible individuals in Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, and Schoharie Counties.
GET STARTED by finding a VITA site near you
NO preparation fees, NO hidden fees, NO one trying to sell you other products or services.
FILE ON YOUR OWN
Taxpayers who made less than $73,000, can self-file for FREE using My Free Taxes. Use the chat function to get online help when needed. Takes most filers an hour or less to complete their taxes.
GET STARTED at MyFreeTaxes.com