Income Tax Assistance

2021 Tax Preparation Assistance

As of 3/12/2021, the Chittenden Community Action VITA program is booked. Anyone interested in scheduling an appointment can call 2-1-1 to see if there have been any cancelations.

If you're not comfortable meeting in person, you can use this free online tool to file your taxes:  If you need help navigating this online service, please call our VITA Site Coordinator, Michael McClintock, at 863-6248 ext. 731. 

  • WHO IS ELIGIBLE: See Eligibility Criteria
  • WHEN: Between February 1, 2021 and April 15, 2021
  • HOURS: Mon-Wed: 9am-4pm | Tu/Th: 9am-8:30pm | Sat: 10am-3pm
  • WHERE: University Mall (across from Hallmark) for federal & state taxes; CVOEO office, 255 South Champlain St., Burlington for Renter rebate/Property tax credit
  • HOW/WHEN TO SCHEDULE: For Burlington Call 2-1-1, For Middlebury call (802) 388-2285, For St. Albans call (802) 527-7392 - You can start scheduling Jan. 19.

If you only need to file a Rent Rebate or Homestead Property Declaration, you may be able to file on-line at  If you are interested in waiting to file these forms and have Travis Poulin assist you, call for an appointment when our office reopens; 863-6248 ext. 736.


About the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA)

Community Action runs an extraordinarily successful VITA program, working closely with the IRS, United Way, AARP, Age Well, Champlain College, St. Michael’s College, UVM, local translators and the VT State Tax Department. VITA is a federally funded program that offers free tax help for low-to-moderate income taxpayers, elderly taxpayers and military personnel and their families.
Students from Champlain College, UVM, and St. Michael’s College are granted college credits for participation in the program. Last year, more than $2.1 million in federal and state refunds and credits was returned to the Vermont community as a result of volunteer tax preparers working with individuals and families at Chittenden, Addison and Franklin/Grand Isle Community Action.




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