Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Every year, thousands of Americans miss out on the tax refund owed to them by their federal and state government. Catholic Charities works to help individuals get the full refunds that they need to make ends meet.

About The Program

Our volunteers at Catholic Charities have supported families in the District of Columbia for more than 20 years, and our services are completely free with no hidden fees. Your tax returns are reviewed by real tax experts to help find savings and more money for your family. You’ll be matched with a dedicated VITA volunteer who will guide you through the process right after you sign up for an appointment. We believe in getting you to a “yes” from the government for the money that is owed to you.


We take no fees out of your refund. We are powered completely by volunteers. We believe it is your money, and you should get all of it. If you made less than $60,000 last year, you qualify for free award-winning tax filing assistance.

Our services are available to income-eligible residents of D.C. and surrounding Maryland counties.

How does it work?

  • Use this form to sign up for assistance.
  • We will call you to make an appointment.
  • Visit our tax location on a Saturday.
  • We will prepare and e-file your tax return, and the IRS/state will send you your refund ASAP.


Get Involved

Getting involved by volunteering and donating is a meaningful way to make a positive impact in our community.


Are you a financial professional interested in volunteering with Catholic Charities’ Financial Stability Network?


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