For Taxpayers
You have several choices - all free!
1.  Prepare your own taxes online. If you feel comfortable preparing your own returns, use the free website to e-file your Federal and State returns from the comfort of your home or office.
2. Prepare your own taxes online at a Tax Lab with assistance from VITA volunteers at ESR.

3. Let a VITA Volunteer prepare your taxes for you at one of our tax sites.

 What to Bring
  • Proof of identification (photo ID)
  • Social Security cards for you, your spouse and dependents
  • An Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) assignment letter may be substituted for you, your spouse and your dependents if you do not have a Social Security number
  • Proof of foreign status, if applying for an ITIN
  • Birth dates for you, your spouse and dependents on the tax return
  • Wage and earning statements (Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R,1099-Misc) from all employers
  • Interest and dividend statements from banks (Forms 1099)
  • Health Insurance Exemption Certificate, if received
  • A copy of last year's federal and state returns, if available
  • Proof of bank account routing and account numbers for direct deposit such as a blank check
  • To file taxes electronically on a married-filing-joint tax return, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms
  • Total paid for daycare provider and the daycare provider's tax identifying number such as their Social Security number or business Employer Identification Number
  • Forms 1095-A, B and C, Health Coverage Statements
  • Copies of income transcripts from IRS and state, if applicable

    NOTE:  Documents that are out of scope will not be prepared (i.e. Schedule C with losses, Form SS-5, Form 8606, form 8615, complicated Schedule D (capital gains and losses), etc.