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 1 through April 18, 2018 throughout south Santa Barbara County.
For the VITA site schedule in English, please click here.
For the VITA site schedule in Spanish, please click here.
To receive VITA services, please bring: 2016 Tax Return, Social Security Card or ITIN No. for each family member, Bank Routing & Account Numbers, Photo I.D. (Driver's License/Passport), W-2, 1099 and/or 1098 forms for all jobs, and Health Insurance Form 1094, 1095 (A), (B), or (C).
*ALL SITE DAYS AND HOURS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
Call the VITA Hotline for more information (805) 899-2313.
You may qualify for California's Earned Income Tax Credit!
In 2017, California expanded its tax credit to help even more working families. What is new?
- A parent with an income of $22,300 or less* may benefit from the credit if they have one or more qualifying children. *Equivalent to working full-time at the state minimum wage of approx. $10/hr.
- Those who earned self-employment income (1099 and cash earners) may also qualify.
With the combined federal and state credits eligible families can get up to $6,000 in returns. To get your tax credit, simply file your state and federal tax returns! Our VITA volunteers would love to help you claim your credit today!
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