D.I.Y. VITA

Do-It-Yourself VITA (2020 Tax Returns Only)

If you are comfortable with computer programs and have straightforward taxes, this may be the answer for you.  You’ll receive a link to the Free TaxSlayer Software program.  You can work at your own speed to complete your tax return using the easy-to-follow online instructions.  If you get stuck, you can email us and a volunteer preparer, certified by the IRS, will respond to your question within 48 hours.  When you finish you’ll be able to electronically file your own federal and state tax returns – All for Free!

Who Can Use This Service? You must have an email address and a computer, laptop or tablet with internet access.  Anyone, regardless of income level, can use the software to prepare and file their taxes for free.  However, this service is designed for straightforward tax returns and our volunteer preparers cannot provide advice on more complicated tax situations including:

  • Self-employment
  • Rental Income
  • HSA distributions
  • Sales of stocks and bonds with no cost basis listed
  • Income from other states or foreign countries
  • Taxpayer is not a US Citizen or Green Card holder
  • Bankruptcy or cancellation of credit card debt

How Do I Get Started?  Send an email to ocncvita@gmail.com requesting access to the software.  We’ll send you the link for the free software.  You’ll create an account directly with TaxSlayer.  If you have questions while completing your return, email to VITA.Taxhelp@gmail.com  and we’ll respond within 48 hours.