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 2019 tax season will be available February 2nd - April 13th. The VITA program is made possible by a strong partnership between the IRS, County of Tulare, Bank of America, and CSET.
2019 TAX SEASON
February 2 - April 13
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
VITA SATURDAY SITES
BECOME A VITA VOLUNTEER
Last year, our dedicated group of IRS-certified volunteer income tax preparers brought $3.5 million in tax refunds back to Tulare and Kings County residents!
Join us and make a difference in your community.
Please complete the VITA Volunteer Application and we will contact you soon with more details.
BENEFITS OF VOLUNTEERING:
Gain work experience
Looks good on your resume
Develop & refine new skills
Helps you determine career goals
Opportunity to meet new people
Makes you more confident
Give back to community
FILE FROM HOME
Do you make under $62,000? 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!
IT'S YOUR MONEY, GET IT
Last year, Governor Jerry Brown and the state legislature created the first-ever California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC).
California joins 24 other states and the District of Columbia in adopting a state EITC to supplement the federal EITC.
HELPFUL LINKS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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