About VITA and MyFreeTaxes.com

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The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program is a national program that offers free help to people who make a limited income and need help preparing their tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic tax return preparation with electronic filing. VITA volunteers inform taxpayers about special tax credits for which they may qualify such as the Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, and Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled.

Local in-person VITA site locations are listed here. Sites are located at community and neighborhood centers, schools and other convenient locations. Appointments can be made here or by calling 2-1-1.

The local VITA coalition (Sacramento Coalition for Working Families), led by United Way, also offers myfreetaxes.com to help local residents save money and file their taxes online for free, saving hundreds of dollars in tax preparation fees.

In 2015, the local VITA coalition prepared 2,874 in-person returns at VITA sites, and also filed 1,288 returns in our five-county region through myfreetaxes.com. The total of these two together is 4,162 returns filed. More than $4 million in refunds were captured by these returns!

Let’s boost those numbers even higher this year!

If you have questions, please contact VITA coordinator, Diana Clay by email at diana.clay@uwccr.org or by phone at 916-368-3059.