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 2018 tax season will be available February 3rd - April 15th. The VITA program is made possible by a strong partnership between the IRS, County of Tulare, Bank of America, and CSET. 

2018 TAX SEASON
February 3rd - April 15th


FILE FROM HOME

VITA SITES

TULARE
Family Resource Center
304 E. Tulare Ave., 93274
(559) 684-1987

VISALIA
CSET Main Office
312 NW 3rd Ave., 93291
(559) 732-4194

CUTLER-OROSI
CSET Office
12691 Avenue 408, 93615
(559) 528-1095

PORTERVILLE
Employment Connection
1063 W. Henderson Ave., 93257
(559) 788-1400

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.

HELPFUL LINKS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

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TAX QUESTIONS

Need proof of your personal tax filing?

Need information from a previously filed tax return?

Wondering what is happening with your amended tax return?

Has your income or family size changed?

NEW CALIFORNIA EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT

Governor Jerry Brown and the 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.

Click here to learn more!

 

IDENTITY THEFT

The IRS mails letters when there's a need to reach you. They will not make threatening calls or send threatening emails.

Learn more by watching the video!