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
Every Saturday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM


VITA SATURDAY 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


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

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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

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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!

 

TAX QUESTIONS

Qualify for Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)?

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?