*Notice: Due to COVID-19, our free tax preparation services are closed for the season. Please call our taxline at 209-268-6232 for the most up-to-date recorded information. The IRS and FTB have extended deadlines to July 15th. There are free self-prepare online tax portals as well as a new virtual assistance program run by certified IRS VITA volunteers through getyourrefund.org
During tax season, our IRS Certified Volunteers are here to prepare and file your taxes free if your household earns $54,000 or less and you have a simple* return.
We offer three ways to help you get your taxes filed: 1.) Schedule an in-person appointment with our IRS Certified Volunteer Tax Preparers, or 2.) Schedule a confidential and secure drop-off appointment wit our IRS Certified Intake Specialists. 3). Schedule a virtual appointment with a certified preparer.
Want to Download forms and checklists? Learn more about Earned Income Tax Credit? Need to find useful tax-related information? Use the links below to begin.
*Our volunteers provide free basic tax return preparation with electronic filing. There may be some tax situations that may be beyond the scope of our volunteers.
What to bring to your appointment or to drop off your taxes.
-Photo ID for taxpayer and spouse.
-Social Security Cards for taxpayer, spouse, and dependents.
-Birth dates for self, spouse and dependents
-All income statements: W-2, 1099’s, Social Security Benefits statements, etc.
-Any Interest and dividend statements from banks (form 1099).
-A copy of last year’s federal and state returns, if available.
-Bank routing numbers and account numbers for direct deposit if there is a refund.
-Statement from & Tax ID# from childcare provider.
-Total paid for daycare (if applicable) and the daycare provider’s identifying number.
-Proof of Medical Insurance form 1095-A, 1095-B or 1095-C.
-Other income/expense information if applicable (e.g. Tuition Credit, Form 1098-T, Student Loan Interest form 1098-E)
earned income TAX CREDIT
Earn 30k or less? Work for an employer or work for yourself? You may be eligible for the cash-back California Earned Income Tax Credit
In 2019, more than 2 million people claimed the credit, totaling close to $395 million.
Our VITA site is seasonal and generally only open during tax season. If you need tax assistance during the off-season, there are sites in or near Sacramento that stay open after tax season and during the summer. Call 800-500-4931 for locations and information or learn how to file with an IRS certified online virtual assistant by clicking here.