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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

VITA is a free tax preparation service to families who earn less than $58,000. This service is prepared and completed by certified volunteers.

VITA Information Hotline -
(805) 899-2313


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Volunteer With VITA

Help low income families receive free tax preparation and create a financial safety net.  Become a site greeter, or an IRS Certified Tax Preparer or an IRS Certified Tax Reviewer.
Click here to sign up online to volunteer with VITA today!

Get Trained To Be a IRS Certified Tax Preparer Online

Link & Learn Taxes is self-paced e-learning for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (VITA/TCE) program. This training will instruct you in the VITA/TCE return preparation process and tax law covered in the VITA/TCE program. Click Here To Begin Your Training Today!

What to bring to VITA

Prior year's tax return
Social Security Card
 or ITIN Card (for everyone on tax return)
Government-issued ID (ex. Driver’s License or Passport)

ALL income tax forms (ex. W-2, 1098, and/or 1099)
Information on all deductions/credits (ex. child care/college classes)
Bank account routing numbers for direct deposit (ex. voided check or deposit slip for checking or savings accounts)

VITA Site Information

Click here for a list of the VITA and AARP Tax Aide Sites for 2014
Sites are located in Carpinteria, Santa Barbara, Goleta and Santa Ynez

Informacion En Espanol

El programa de VITA (“Volunteer Income Tax Assistance” en ingles) ofrece asistencia voluntaria con la preparación de impuestos. Voluntarios asisten a personas con declaraciones básicas de impuestos para bajos recursos. Familias que ingreso menos de $58,000 por año califican.

Para recibir servicos de VITA traiga:

Declaración de impuestos del año anterior
Tarjetas de Seguro Social o de ITIN (de todos losmiembros de la familia)
ID (e.j. Licencia de manejar)
Formas W‐2, 1098, 1099
Información de todas las deducciones / créditos
Número de cuenta bancaria y ruta para depósito directo (cheque o recibo de depósito

Haga clic aquí para ver una lista de los VITA y AARP Tax Aide Sitios para 2014
Los sitios se encuentran en Carpinteria, Santa Barbara, Goleta y Santa Ynez