The Catholic University of America
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Catholic Charities VITA


Columbus Community Legal Services in partnership with Catholic Charities will be offering FREE tax return preparation at the Catholic University of America for tax season 2018. This is a great opportunity to get your tax returns done for free by qualified volunteers!

This service will open up on February 3rd, and will be open every Saturday until April 14th. (We will be closed March 31st.) Hours will be 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tax preparation is only done by appointment.

Tax Season Assistance

From February until mid-April, Columbus Community Legal Services provides free tax preparation services to persons with disabilities, individuals with limited English, and individuals or families with no more than $52,000 in income. This free service is provided by trained volunteers.

Who Is Preparing My Tax Return?

All greeters, tax preparers, and reviewers are volunteers. They go through intensive training by CCLS professors who are highly qualified in this field. The majority of our preparers have a background in accounting, business, or are current students at the Columbus School of Law.

How Do I Make an Appointment?

To make an appointment, call (202) 319-6788, e-mail, or click here to register online.