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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) is an IRS sponsored program that provides free, on-campus tax return assistance to eligible individuals and families each Spring semester. Currently, to be eligible your household income must be $55,000 or less, you must be filing a US resident tax return and you must be able to show appropriate identification for all members of your household.

If you are interested in having your taxes prepared for free, go to to make an appointment.  If you select UMBC’s VITA site, your appointment will take place on the UMBC campus in the Apartment Community Center on Walker Avenue.

If you are interested in volunteering as an IRS certified tax preparing, you can sign up here!



All students who pass the IRS certification with a score of 80% or more and volunteer at least 25 hours will earn a FinancialSmarts Badge from UMBC. The badge can be prominently displayed in myUMBC and social media accounts…such as Facebook and LinkedIn. To learn more about the cash course badge click here.Digital Badge - Financial Smarts UMBC Vita Gold - Level 1