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Forsyth Free Tax

Forsyth Free Tax staff member helps client with her taxes

Forsyth Free Tax Program

ESR’s Forsyth Free Tax program provides free tax preparation to people with low-moderate income.

If you make less than $60,000, you can have your taxes prepared for free through volunteer sites. Taxes are prepared by volunteers who are trained by IRS staff members. Volunteers use IRS-approved software for return preparation. Trained volunteers prepare and electronically file your tax return. If you are due a refund, you can usually expect to receive it within ten days of filing. VITA sites file most simple returns.

ESR is located at 3480 Dominion Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27105. Appointments are required for drop-offs. Appointment times are Mondays: 9 am – 2 pm | Tuesdays: 1 pm – 6 pm | Wednesdays: 9 am – 2pm | Thursdays: 9 am – 2pm | beginning January 29th, 2024.

Free tax preparation services for the 2023 tax year will begin on Monday, January 29th, 2024. To schedule an appointment to have your taxes prepared, please visit www.forsythfreetax.com. You may also schedule an appointment by clicking the button below.

Schedule an appointment

To have your taxes prepared, you will need to bring:

  1. Tax information (W2s, 1099s, receipts for childcare or education expenses, interest statements, and other tax documents).
  2. Form 1095-A if healthcare coverage is through healthcare.gov.
  3. Last year’s return, if possible.
  4. Photo Identification.
  5. Social Security Cards or ITIN for yourself, your spouse, and your dependents (We cannot accept SSNs not appearing on official documentation).
  6. Bank Routing Number and Account Number(s) for direct deposit.
  7. CP01A Notice – IP pin (Identity Protection pin)
  8. Please complete this document prior to arriving to your first appointment, if at all possible

For more information about filing your taxes, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or give us a call at 336-722-9400. For information on volunteer opportunities with the tax program, fill out the form below.

Forsyth Free Tax Volunteer Interest Form
Use this form to indicate your interest in volunteering with ESR's Forsyth Free Tax Program.



Related Links


Publication 3676-A: IRS document on VITA tax preparation in English and Spanish