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Forsyth Free Tax

Forsyth Free Tax Program

The VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) site tax preparation volunteers are trained by IRS staff members and use IRS-approved software for return preparation. Trained volunteers prepare and electronically file your tax return at a variety of local VITA sites, so there is probably a site near you. If you are due a refund, you can usually expect to receive it within ten days of filing. VITA sites file most simple returns, however please check to make sure you qualify.

If you have any question about whether your tax return can be filed at a VITA site, please contact ESR’s Forsyth Free Tax Team – (336) 722-9400 x164.

To make an appointment to have your taxes prepared, please call 336-722-9400 and press 4 or 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, receipts for charitable 
donations, interest statements).
  2. Last year’s return, if at all possible.
  3. Letter 6419 (en-sp) – Advance Child Tax Credit Payments
  4. Letter 6475 Your 2021 Economic Impact Payment
  5. Photo Identification.
  6. Social Security Cards for yourself, your spouse, and your dependents (We cannot accept SSNs not appearing on official documentation).
  7. Bank Routing Number and Account Number(s) for direct deposit.
  8. Please complete this document prior to arriving to your first appointment, if you are able.

Forsyth Free Tax is actively recruiting volunteers for the upcoming tax season. If you are interested in learning more about the Program’s volunteer opportunities, please 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

FFT flyer 2022