- Community Development & Housing
- Community & Neighborhood Development Division
- Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program
The High Point VITA Coalition is full and will no longer be taking new tax preparation appointments this year. Please refer to www.irs.gov and search "VITA locator" to find other VITA programs in the area.
The VITA program offers free tax preparation to individuals and families below $58,000 in household income. All taxes are completed by trained IRS-certified volunteers. VITA locations require a minimum of 2 tax law certified volunteers to interview taxpayers, prepare returns, and do a quality review check on the tax return to ensure accuracy. On average, High Point VITA locations have a less than 5% IRS rejection rate.
The income limit for the 2022 filing year is $58,000. After 16 years, over 8,500 tax returns have been processed resulting in refunds of over $7 million dollars.
VITA programs across the country prepared over 4 million tax returns last year.
The average adjusted income of families using VITA services - $24,000.
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Things to Know Before You Come
|Photo ID for Taxpayer and Spouse (If Married Filing Jointly)
Social Security Cards/ITINs for everyone on the tax return (Including dependents)
Birth dates for everyone on the tax return
All wage and earning statements (W2s, 1099s) from all employers
All interest or dividend statements
All 1095 forms regarding Health Insurance
A copy of last year's federal and state returns, if available
Direct Deposit information
Advanced child tax credit letter from IRS (2020 and 2021 returns only)
Economic Impact Payment (stimulus check) letter from IRS (2020 and 2021 returns only)
To file electronically when Married Filing Jointly, both spouses must be present to sign the required form
All VITA sites are by appointment only, you can make an appointment by clicking the following link https://www.signupgenius.com/go/hptax or call the Community Neighborhood Division Office @ 336-883-3041. Our last appointment will be on April 18, 2023.
Are you a friendly, detail-oriented person who might like to donate some time to the High Point Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program between January and April 2023. This is meaningful work, preparing tax returns for households with limited incomes, saving them hundreds of dollars and protecting them from scams. Greeters are also needed.
- All training is provided by the IRS, no prior experience necessary.
- Evening, day, and weekend shifts are available.
- Volunteers coming from High Point University, GTCC, and other local universities give college students hands-on experience.
- If you would like to volunteer please click the following link to complete the Volunteer Form Volunteer Interest Form
Call the Community & Neighborhood Development Center at 201 Fourth St. at (336) 883-3041 or email VITA@highpointnc.gov. Information about the program and volunteering is available upon request. Please call or email us to register!