The VITA program is a free tax preparation service for local Santa Barbara County residents who make $66,000 or less a year. Tax returns are prepared and electronically filed by IRS-certified volunteers for qualified individuals or families. Tax preparation will take place from February 15, 2021 through April 9, 2021.
Due to COVID-19 and for the safety of our volunteers, staff and community, VITA will be operating remotely. Taxpayers can drop off their tax information (see required documents list below) at secure drop-off locations during designated times. Once tax payer information is received, a VITA volunteer will schedule a time with the taxpayer to review documents and begin the tax return before submitting to the IRS.
For more information on eligibility, filing or volunteering for the program, please select a tab below.