The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is a free, IRS-sponsored program to help low and moderate-income taxpayers complete their annual tax returns at no cost.
WHAT IS VITA?
Each year, CSET helps thousands of residents prepare and file their income tax returns for free through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. VITA is available to low- and moderate-income individuals and families with yearly incomes below $54,000. Federal and state tax returns are filed by certified volunteer tax preparers who generously donate their time to this impactful community program.
Returns can be filed electronically, which allows clients to receive tax refunds in as little as 5-10 business days with direct deposit. VITA services for the 2017 tax season will be available February 4th - April 15th. The VITA program is made possible by a strong partnership between the IRS, County of Tulare, Bank of America, and CSET.
2017 TAX SEASON
February 4th - April 15th
FILE FROM HOME
12691 Avenue 408, 93615
1063 W. Henderson Ave., 93257
Do you make under $62,000? Then, click on the MyFreeTaxes.com button below to file your return from the comfort of your own home.
It's easy, safe, secure and 100% Free!
BECOME A VITA VOLUNTEER
Are you ready to volunteer and make a difference in your community? If so, then join CSET by becoming a VITA volunteer!
Our dedicated volunteers receive training to provide free tax help to low- to moderate- income families who need assistance preparing their tax returns. As a volunteer, you will join thousands of Americans who each year prepare millions of tax returns at tax sites nationwide. Simply complete the VITA Volunteer Application and we'll get you started.
Last year, our awesome volunteers brought back $3.3 million in tax refunds to hard working residents of Tulare and Kings Counties.
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NEW CALIFORNIA EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT
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