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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

VITA is a free tax preparation service for families in Santa Barbara County. Tax returns are prepared and completed by IRS-certified volunteers each year from February through April throughout south Santa Barbara County.


Call the VITA Hotline for more information - 899-2313




Volunteer With VITA

Help low income families receive free tax preparation and create a financial safety net.  Volunteer to become a tax preparer, tax reviewer, site greeter or financial literacy educator.  Click below and volunteer now!

A Kick-Off Orientation session will be held Saturday, January 10th, 9:30am-1:00pm, at the Westside Community Center (423 W. Victoria Street).

Remaining volunteer trainings will be held on Saturdays, January 17 - 31, 9:30am-1:00pm, at United Way (320 East Gutierrez Street).

If you have any questions or would like to RSVP for the training sessions, please contact Melinda Hodge at

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