UPDATE: Due to volunteer / staffing constraints and family leave, Mount Aloysius College will not be operating its VITA Program for the Spring 2023 (2022 tax year) term.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  Please consult the rest of the page below for other VITA sites and tax filing resources!  Thank you for your understanding.

Mount Aloysius College VITA

For the 2021 tax return process, Mount Aloysius College will be returning to a walk-in drop-off model, so only a follow-up appointment after the client has completed their intake session with us will be necessary. Please see the “Information to Bring” section below regarding how to meet with a preparer to drop off tax return information. Clients will be contacted once their returns have been completed, which should take between 1-2 weeks (based on site capacity, though given the volunteer nature of the service, longer delays may be possible). Do not forget to wear a mask (no mask = no service) and practice social distancing protocols while on campus!

Our services will be offered from February 7 – April 14, 2022. Mount Aloysius College is a proud member of The Greater Johnstown Tax Team (GJTT).

The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program

The IRS heavily promotes the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) every year through its EITC Awareness Day. Please go to www.irs.gov/eitc for more information on how this credit could help you!

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $57,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns.

Due to Mount Aloysius College being a small VITA program, we encourage taxpayers to utilize free online resources like those listed below to learn about and do tax returns and to spread word of these resources to others in the community:

Please feel free to check the GJTT website for other potential ways to self-prepare or get assistance preparing your tax return, as well as to see about area sites that are open this tax season. You can also use the IRS tool under “Alternative Local VITA Sites” below to look for other options if necessary. For more information about the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, visit the IRS VITA website. If you do not think you qualify for the VITA or online free filing programs, you can also search for paid tax preparers through the IRS directory to assist you with your return.

State and Local Tax Resources

For local returns, your provider should be mailing you forms and instructions, but please see the following links for state income tax, property tax / rent rebate, and local income tax resources:

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Phone: (814) 886-6621

Email: VITA@mtaloy.edu


Mondays & Wednesdays*: 4:00-7:00pm
Tuesdays & Thursdays*: 12:30-3:30pm
*Excluding snow days. We will be closed March 14-17 for Spring Break.

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If the College closes due to weather, our VITA office will also be closed.

Information to Bring for Return Preparation:

  • Printed and signed VITA Service Agreement (Copies will also be made available on site.)
  • Acceptable Photo Identification (driver’s license, passport, state ID card, etc.) for you and your spouse
  • For Married Filing Jointly filers, both spouses must be present
  • All Forms W-2 and 1099
  • Information substantiating other income
  • Letter 6419 (en-sp) – Advance Child Tax Credit (CTC) Payments (Advance CTC Portal You Can Check)
  • Notice 1444-C and/or Letter 6475, Your 2021 Economic Impact Payment (EIP; Ways to Confirm Your IRS EIPs!)
  • Information substantiating all tax deductions / tax credits
  • A copy of last year’s tax return or tax return transcript (as applicable)
  • Proof of account for direct deposit / withdrawal for tax refund / payment
  • Social Security cards or Individual Taxpayer Identification notices/cards for you, your spouse, and/or the dependents you claim on the return
  • Information substantiating the total paid to day care provider and their Tax ID number
  • Birth dates for you, spouse, and/or dependents to be listed on the return
  • Forms 1095-A, B, or C (Affordable Care Act [ACA] Statements)


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Alternative Local VITA Sites

As we become booked with others’ tax returns, you may also look to see where other nearby VITA locations are by visiting this IRS listing tool.