Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA)

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Call 211 to make an appointment to have your taxes done!

Community Action runs an extraordinarily successful VITA program, working closely with the IRS, United Way, AARP, Age Well, Champlain College, St. Michael’s College, 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 and St. Michael’s College are granted college credits for participation in the program.

Last year, more than $1.4 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 addresses fundamental issues of economic, social, and racial justice and works with people to achieve economic independence.


Serving more than 10,000 households annually,
impacting the lives of over 23,000 individuals