CA$H Coalition of the Greater Capital Region

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The IRS tax filing deadline is April 15, 2022, follow the CA$H Coalition on Facebook for tips on how to file.

VITA SITES WILL START SCHEDULING APPOINTMENTS ON JANUARY 19, 2022

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) is a national program sponsored by the IRS to provide free tax preparation for qualified residents. The health and safety of our community members, partners, and volunteers is our top priority. Tax preparation services at all VITA sites will be operating by appointment only. Virtual and in-person filing available. Call 2-1-1 or text your ZIP CODE to 898-211 to schedule an appointment.

Prefer to prepare your own taxes online for FREE? Get started at MyFreeTaxes.com

Hear from a local panel of tax experts on some of this year's biggest filing questions. The discussion is moderated by CA$H Coalition Executive Committee Member, Jenn Hyde the Executive Director of Catholic Charities Tri-County Services.

  • Andrew Kochian, VITA Program Coordinator
  • Matthew O'Connor, IRS Relationship Manager
  • Joseph Orzechowski, Staff Attorney, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic of the Legal Aid Society of NENY

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FREE Capital Region Tax Preparation

The CA$H Coalition has partnered with local agencies and community services to create a network of VITA volunteers who serve residents of Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, and Schoharie Counties. 

Appointments required.

Virtual or Drop-Off VITA

Do-It-Yourself with VITA assistance

Do-It-Yourself online at MyFreeTaxes.com

>> LEARN MORE ABOUT TAX ELIGIBILITY

>> FIND A VITA SITE IN YOUR COUNTY 

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Become a Certified Tax Preparer 

VITA couldn’t exist without the help of our volunteers.

Each year we rely on local residents who volunteer as tax preparers at multiple VITA sites throughout the Capital Region. We’re always looking for individuals who would like to help prepare tax returns, answer the phones make appointments, and more.

Don’t think you have to be an accountant to be a successful volunteer. Our volunteers come from all types of backgrounds and professions. 

Our volunteers are offered a no-cost, comprehensive training program and easy-to-use software that will prepare you to take the IRS certification test and successfully help others complete their taxes.

>> LEARN MORE ABOUT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES