Free Tax Return Preparation

Spring has sprung and winter is on its way out; it’s the beginning of March and while we have many lovely days of sunshine and allergies to look forward to, spring also means that tax season is upon us and that the race to file a tax return before that April 15 deadline becomes all too real. For 16650125410_9763e22682_osome families though, tax season is not just about the deadline, but also about finding an  affordable and reputable tax return preparation service. Some people get recommendations from friends or family, but the IRS also has a program (for qualifying individuals and families) that can recommend a tax preparation center in your area. According to the IRS.gov website, “The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $52,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers who need  assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.” If you or someone you know would like to learn more about this service, please go to http://www.irs.gov/ for more information.

 

If you and your family qualify, here are a few (you can find more locations on the IRS website) of the VITA program offices in Ventura County as listed on the IRS.gov website where no appointment necessary:

 

  • CITY OF OXNARD HOUSING AUTHORITY
    1500 COLONIA ROAD
    OXNARD, CA 93030
    01 FEB -11 APR
    MON 5:00pM – 8:00PM
    SPANISH/ENGLISH
  • RODNEY FERNANDEZ GARDENS
    212 W. SANTA BARBARA ST.
    SANTA PAULA, CA 93060
    04 FEB – 07 APR
    THU 5:00PM-8:00PM
    SPANISH/ ENGLISH
  • HOUSING AUTHORITY CITY OF VENTURA
    234 W. VINCE STREET
    VENTURA, CA 93001
    03 FEB – 13 APR
    WED 5:00PM-8:00PM
    SPANISH/ENGLISH
  • MANY MANSIONS HILLCREST VILLAS
    2726 E. HILLCREST DRIVE
    THOUSAND OAKS, CA 91362
    02 FEB – 12 APR
    TUES 6:00PM-9:00PM
    SPANISH/ENGLISH

 

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