Tax Assistance

NOTICE: All VITA appointments to assist with 2018 income taxes have been filled. Those who are US Citizens or have a Green Card may walk-in to any remaining tax session. We recommend that you arrive early and plan to wait. We will do our best to fit you in, but cannot guarantee that you will be seen. We cannot accept Foreign Student Walk-Ins. 

Other VITA sites that may have appointments:

Chatham County Council on Aging: 919-542-4512

NC Taxpayer Assistance Center-Durham: 919-286-1822

United Way of Alamance – 336-438-2000

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

VITA is an Orange County Volunteer Connect 55+ (VC 55+) volunteer program that provides FREE federal and state income tax preparation to eligible individuals with low-to-middle income, regardless of age or county of residence. Our tax season begins February 1st  and runs until April 15th.  We begin making appointments on January 15th.


Please review the 2018-19 VITA Client Eligibility Guidelines (PDF) , or call 919-245-4242 after January 15th to find out if you are eligible for VITA services and for a list of "What to Bring."

Sites & Schedules

Passmore Center                    Wednesdays 9am-Noon
103 Meadowland Drive           Saturdays 9am-Noon
Hillsborough NC

Seymour Center                     Thursdays 9am-3pm
2551 Homestead Road           Fridays 9am-3pm
Chapel Hill NC                        Saturdays 9am-Noon                                           

While walk-ins are accepted, service is provided only as time permits.  Schedule an appointment online by visiting our Appointments Page or calling us at 919-245-4242.

Foreign Students or others in the US with F, J, Q or M Visas can schedule appointments for tax assistance at the Seymour Center on selected Tuesdays.