Whether you are an Athens local or a resident of Georgia elsewhere, UGA’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is here to serve you by filing your tax return for free.
Since 2006, the University of Georgia’s College of Family and Consumer Sciences has collaborated with the Internal Revenue Service to provide the VITA program to the Athens community. The program has evolved, partnering with UGA Cooperative Extension offices throughout the state to expand free tax filing services to communities throughout Georgia.
How We Serve
UGA Campus Site @ Charles Schwab Financial Planning Center
407 Sanford Dr., Athens, GA 30602
- Weekly Hours: 9:30am-11am & 3pm - 5pm
Open by appointment and for limited walk-ins:
- Monday - Thursday 9:30 - 11:30am & 4 - 6pm
- Friday 9am - 1pm & 2pm - 5pm
Closed March 6 - March 10
Hancock Community Development
300 Henderson Extension, Athens, GA, 30606
Open by Appointment:
Monday & Tuesday 10am - 5pm
- Wednesday: 10am - 5pm
- Thursday: 3pm - 7pm
- Saturday: 10am - 2pm
East Athens Development Corporation
410 McKinley Dr #101, Athens, GA 30601
Thursdays & Fridays: 10:00 to 4:00 (beginning 2/2/23)
Alternative Saturdays: 10:00 to 2:00 (beginning 2/11/23)
Other Georgia Residents
If you live elsewhere in Georgia, we’ll meet with you virtually to complete your tax return. You’ll simply go to your county’s UGA Extension office to provide the required tax documents. Your county agent will then send your documents via encrypted email to student volunteers on UGA’s campus. Students will prepare your tax return in preparation for your virtual meeting to review and file your tax return.
Our statewide tax services have concluded for 2021. Keep in mind that appointments fill up fast! Find a participating UGA VITA site near your to plan for the next tax season.