File Taxes at Home using your smart phone for FREE this tax season with IRS FREE File! To learn more about the Free File program and to see if you qualify, visit


Mountain CAP VITA Program

Economic Impact Payment (Stimulus)

For information regarding the Economic Impact Payment go to: 

NON-FILERS – If you are NOT required to file a return and you do NOT receive Social Security Retirement, Railroad Retirement, Survivors Benefits or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), you may apply for the Economic Impact Payment here.

Free Income Tax Preparation

Mountain CAP participates in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) which is sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service. We are currently offering the following free income tax preparation options to qualifying taxpayers:


The following are links to free income tax preparation products. These products prepare your return based on your information and answers to the questions:

H & R Block

(File Federal and State for free if your 2019 Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) is less than $64,000.00

and are between the ages of 17 – 50 as of 12-31-2019, eligible for EITC or are active duty military.)

Turbo Tax Freedom Edition

File Federal and State for free if your 2019 Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) is less than $33,000.00

(less than $64,000.00 if active duty military) or you qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).

Taxslayer Basic Edition File


Self-Preparation Assistance:

For assistance with self-preparation products you may contact one of the following VITA sites:

Smyth County Residents

Alice Crockett

Mountain CAP Main Office

602 South Iron Street

Marion, VA 24354

276-783-7337 ext. 228

Wythe & Bland County Residents

Andrea Williams

Mountain CAP Outreach Office

680 West Main Street

Wytheville, VA 24382



YOU MAY WANT TO GO TO  or to Internal Revenue Service Website for free-file options.***



This option, as described below, is temporarily suspended until further notice due to the COVID19 pandemic. Please consider one of the Self Preparation options listed above.  If you have a tax related question, you may call to speak to a VITA Certified staff person (Smyth County  276-783–7337 ext 228, Wythe and Bland Counties 276-228-5231)

Free preparation and electronic filing of your Federal and Virginia returns for taxpayers with Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) less than $56,000.00.

To have your returns prepared by a certified volunteer, you may drop off your information and documentation at the VITA Site on:

Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays between the hours of 9:00am – 11:30am & 1:00pm – 4:00pm.

You will be called when your returns is complete and ready to be picked up. When dropping of your tax information/documents please allow time to complete initial intake/consent forms. When picking up your completed returns, please allow time for reviewing and signing of your returns. For joint returns, both taxpayer and spouse must be present for reviewing and signing.

Please bring the following when dropping off your taxes:

  • Photo ID for you and your spouse.
  • Social security cards for you, your spouse and all dependents.
  • All Forms w-2, 1099 and/or any other income documents.
  • Any other documents required to prepare returns (1095 etc.).
  • Direct Deposit information (no deposit slips).

Volunteers cannot prepare returns outside of their scope training.