UPDATED: Free Tax Preparation Service

Post Date:01/30/2017 3:04 PM

UPDATED INFORMATION:  one location only for free tax assistance through the VITA program (Bruton Heights School). See below. 

The Greater Williamsburg Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program will again this year provide Free Tax Preparation and Electronic Filing (e-filing) services at four area locations during the upcoming tax season. This Free Service is available to all, though they hope to assist those for whom the cost of a paid preparer might be burdensome.

From February 1 through April 15, 2017, VITA volunteers, trained by the Internal Revenue Service, will complete and electronically file “while-you-wait” basic Federal and state  income tax returns on a first-come, first-served basis at one location only at Bruton Heights School Education Center, 301 First Street, Room 204:

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays - 1:30 pm -5:30 pm
  • Saturdays - 9:30 am –1 pm

Filers should bring:

Year 2016 tax documents, including wage and earnings statements (W2s and 1099s), receipts for deductions; a driver’s license or other government-issued picture ID; taxpayer and dependent Social Security cards; bank account routing information if e-filing, and any other relevant information about income, expenses and deductions. Please note that preparers will be using new IRS-provided software this year.  Access to prior year returns will not be available which requires taxpayers to bring a copy of their 2015 Federal and State returns.

For further information, please send an email to