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Free Tax Preparation Assistance

Free Tax Prep Assitance - MakingChange

If you’re unsure how to do your taxes, have specific questions, or want to be sure you’re completing the forms correctly, MakingChange can guide you.

You’re eligible to meet with one of our IRS-certified volunteers if you earn $58,000 or less annually. It’s a great alternative to companies that charge you for advice, not just because our help is free but also because we make it a personal experience. Our volunteers spend time with you to learn about your specific tax situation, and with a one-on-one connection they can provide customized assistance.

Preparing your taxes can be confusing, so we offer guidance in plain language that’s easy to understand. We’re going to make you feel comfortable that you are filing your taxes accurately and even can help you if you haven’t filed in a while or if you owe back taxes. Clients trust us and come back year after year. So do our volunteers, because they love what they do!

VITA Site has closed on Monday, April 18, 2022.

The MakingChange Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site closed at the end of the federal tax filing season on Monday, Apri 18, 2022.  If you were not able to work with us this tax season and you are still in need of tax preparation assistance, we may still be able to help you! Check back with us by June 1 regarding potential tax hours this summer!    

 If you have other questions about the VITA program with MakingChange, Inc. and/or are interested in volunteering for this tax season, please send us an email at VITA@makingchangecenter.org. 

We are here to help you and look forward to hearing from you soon!

What you should be prepared to provide to a Tax Preparer:

I have always enjoyed the challenge of preparing my own taxes each year. In 2011, I started volunteering at VITA with MakingChange and helping families in Howard County complete their tax forms. It is such a win-win and a delight to see the smiles and appreciation of our VITA clients as this yearly task is finished.

- Tom Burtzlaff, VITA volunteer

Learn more about our free tax preparation services by
calling us at (443) 518-7647 or completing our Contact form.

Please visit this page in December for information about scheduling an appointment with one of our volunteers.

Would you like to become a volunteer? Learn about volunteering with MakingChange.