Free Tax Help Available for Income-Eligible Montgomery County Residents

by Patrick Herron

Now through the end of October,  in-person tax appointments are available from 11 a.m. –  5 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursday. at the Community Action Agency office, which is located at 1401 Rockville Pike, Suite 320, in Rockville. Virtual appointments are available from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mondays and Fridays.  Assistance with Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) applications is available on Thursdays.

As part of VITA’s free tax help, the program links residents with valuable tax credits that can provide critical support to households. This year’s historic expansion of the federal and state Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit, and the County’s Working Families Income Supplement (WFIS) added thousands of dollars in tax refunds for individuals and families. This included ITIN taxpayers who were eligible for the state EITC and County WFIS for the first time ever.

It is not too late to claim these credits.  VITA helps ensure that taxpayers receive all credits for which they are eligible.

Information about post-season appointments is available on the CASHBACK website in EnglishSpanishAmharicChineseFrenchKorean, and Vietnamese. Eligible residents may schedule an appointment by calling 240-777-1123 or visiting the CASHBACK scheduling page.

Visit the Community Action Agency’s website for more information.

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