Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) extended through May 6
VITA is an Orange County Volunteer Connect 55+ (VC 55+) volunteer program that provides FREE Federal and NC state income tax preparation to eligible individuals with low-to-moderate income, regardless of age or county of residence. The IRS and NC Department of Revenue have extended the tax filing deadline to May 17.
As Covid-19 continues to surge across the state and nation, we have made significant changes in our program in order to protect the health and safety of our volunteers and clients.
As of April 1, we have closed our Virtual VITA service and will provide only our DIY program and Drop-Off Services through May 6. Unfortunately, we are not able to assist foreign students this year.
- By appointment only through May 6
- Thursdays at the Seymour Center in Chapel Hill
- Wednesdays at the Passmore Center in Hillsborough
- Powered by TaxSlayer, free software to prepare & e-file your own taxes
- Get help from our certified volunteers by email through May 7
The Orange County VITA Service is part of the Department on Aging’s Volunteer Connect 55+ Program. Volunteers of any age are welcome. Over 70 volunteers participate in the VITA program each year.
- Click here to learn more and schedule an appointment.
Upcoming events from the Orange County Department on AgingBLUMORA
Come listen to this talented acoustic duo with their beautiful arrangements inspired by folk, country, bluegrass and Americana. Enjoy strong melodies and harmonies, along with the sound of guitars, mandolin, and electronic foot percussion. Bring a bag lunch and a folding chair (you can also enjoy the concert from your car). Register by
: Calling 919-968-2070Fee
: Seymour Center (outdoors), 2551 Homestead Rd., Chapel HillDate
: Thursday, May 6 Time
: 12:30 p.m.Activity Code
: (353037-03) VETERANS BENEFITS INFORMATION UPDATE
Join Ivan Sarabia, Orange County Veteran Services Officer, for an update on Veteran’s benefits. Each VA Administration operates independently and provides different benefits to Veterans and surviving spouses. You will learn about the Veteran Health Administration, Veteran Benefits Administration, and the National Cemetery Administration followed by a Q&A time. Min: 5/Max: 25 Register by
: Friday, April 23, call 919-245-2015Fee:
: Virtual Phone#/Link:
Provided at registrationDate
: Fri, May 7 Time
: 2 p.m.Activity Code
: (257001-02)CINCO DE MAYO CANDY TASTING
Mexican candies are known to have an explosion of flavor. They are a very unique mixing of sweet and spicy flavors, watermelon, mango, caramel, and exquisite chocolate. Stop by on Cinco de Mayo for delicious treats and fun facts. Register by
: Wednesday, April 28, call 919-245-2015Fee:
: Passmore Center (
Parking Lot), 103 Meadowlands Dr., HillsboroughDate:
Wednesday, May 5 Time:
11:30 .a.m – 12:30 p.m.Activity Code