Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) grant program offers free tax preparation to qualifying taxpayers in the greater Johnson City area. All of our volunteers are fully trained and certified by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

VITA was established in 2007 with the intention of extending services to those who are underserved in hard–to–reach areas, both urban and non-urban. VITA generally offers free tax preparation to people who make $50,000 or less and need help filing their own tax returns. Well trained, IRS certified volunteers have dedicated their time and effort resulting in incremental increases in federal return preparation each year and demonstrated efficient use of IRS funds.

In 2009, Milligan College began participation in the VITA Program in order to fulfill the needs of the greater Johnson City area.  That year one volunteer performed 35 returns. Last year, Milligan had dozens of volunteers who prepared over 500 returns.

Backed by Dr. Harold Branstrator, the VITA Program at Milligan College prepares students, who are trained extensively and certified by the Internal Revenue Service, to prepare returns for the citizens of Johnson City and surrounding areas.

Tax Preparation Site Schedule

Tax preparation begins February 3, 2014.  Sign up now to secure your free tax preparation – no strings attached!

Taxpayer Information

What do you bring to the VITA site to have your tax returns prepared?

Each person filing a return through this program MUST use the correct Social Security Number. If you do not have a Social Security Number for either yourself or a dependent, you will need to obtain one by completing Form SS-5, Social Security Number Application.

What do you bring to the VITA site to have your tax returns prepared?

For more detailed information directly from the IRS, you may visit the IRS VITA/TCE website by clicking HERE.