Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Center

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) is an IRS-sponsored program that was established in 1969. VITA is a free tax-preparation program that is offered to low- to moderate-income persons (generally $35,000 and below for individuals, and $75,000 and below for families), persons with disabilities, and elderly members of the community who most need tax assistance and cannot afford the services of a paid preparer.

Tax Preparation is Virtual, 100% Online

January 25-April 1, 2022

Single Stop’s IRS-certified VITA/TCE volunteers can help you prepare and file your taxes.

Option 1: New York City Free Tax Prep

  • File taxes on your own with our help.
  • Use a simple free IRS recommended software.

Option 2: Virtual End to End

  • Prepare and send us your documents.
  • Our IRS-certified VITA/TCE volunteers with prepare your return remotely.


To participate, you will need:

  • Income of less than $48,000 for a single filer, or $68,000 in you have dependents
  • An appointment for virtual tax prep
  • A valid e-mail address
  • A smartphone to access video conference, DropBox, DocuSign

Virtual Taxpayer Checklist

  • Valid government ID for yourself and/or spouse
  • Social Security card or ITIN for you or any dependents being claimed on your tax return
  • Child-care expenses, provider information, and tax ID number
  • A sample check or a bank statement with the routing and account numbers
  • Form 1098-T for tuition paid for post-high school or undergraduate education
  • All income statements: W-2, 1099-R (pension), 1099-G (unemployment statement), and all 1099 forms paid in cash or personal checks
  • Form 1095-A if you purchased health insurance through the marketplace and were eligible for the premium tax credit
  • Current year IP-PIN assigned by the IRS if you were a victim of identity theft
  • Your tax return for the previous year
  • Any other tax-related information

Schedule an Appointment


Contact us at:

Program Adviser

Benjamin Langer, CPA
Full-time Lecturer
VITA Program Director

VITA Mission Statement

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) seeks to fulfill the needs of the surrounding community. Our mission is threefold:

  • For our clients, we aim to prepare accurate returns with the utmost courtesy and professionalism.
  • For our interns, we aim to:
    • provide leadership, training, and real-world experience; and
    • present the importance of an internship and giving back to the community.
  • For the college, we aim to present Brooklyn College as a landmark for academic excellence and service to the community.

Disclaimer: The Brooklyn College VITA program is a community service program run by student volunteers who undergo vigorous training and testing prior to certification by the IRS. Although we endeavor to ensure the accuracy of our services and the information on our website, Brooklyn College VITA and affiliated persons give no warranty, expressed or implied, to the accuracy, reliability, relevance, or completeness of information or service provided. No actions of Brooklyn College VITA volunteers constitute tax or legal advice. Brooklyn College VITA encourages the use of professional services by certified public accountants or paid tax preparers whenever possible.

Brooklyn. All in.