Tax Assistance

VITA, our tax preparation program, offers free tax help to low-to-moderate income taxpayers. Our tax preparers are trained volunteers.

2021 Tax Preparation Assistance for Chittenden county

To schedule an appointment, call 2-1-1 (as soon as January 18). Appointments are available between Feb. 1 and Apr. 15 during the following times:

  • Mon & Wed: 9am-4pm
  • Tues & Th: 9am-8pm
  • Sat: 10am-3pm

Because of the pandemic and to make social distancing possible, we'll provide our services from University Mall in South Burlington (next to Shoe Department Encore).

  • Are you eligible for these services? Review the eligibility guidelines.
  • How to be ready for your appointment? Review this document.
  • For information on how to volunteer in Chittenden county, contact Mike McClintock at or 802-863-6248.
  • For details on child tax credits, read this flyer (PDF).


Rent Rebate or Homestead Property Declaration

If you only need to file a Rent Rebate or Homestead Property Declaration, you may be able to file on-line at  If you are interested in waiting to file these forms and have Travis Poulin assist you, call for an appointment: 863-6248 ext. 736.


About the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA)

Community Action runs an extraordinarily successful VITA program, working closely with the IRS, United Way, AARP, Age Well, Champlain College, St. Michael’s College, UVM, local translators and the VT State Tax Department. VITA is a federally funded program that offers free tax help for low-to-moderate income taxpayers, elderly taxpayers and military personnel and their families.
Students from Champlain College, UVM, and St. Michael’s College are granted college credits for participation in the program. Last year, more than $2.1 million in federal and state refunds and credits was returned to the Vermont community as a result of volunteer tax preparers working with individuals and families at Chittenden, Addison and Franklin/Grand Isle Community Action.
CVOEO would like to particularly thank CEDO for their ongoing support of our tax preparation services for Burlington residents.




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