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Community Action Partnership will be hosting on-site Free Tax Preparation through the VITA Tax Program.

We are servicing our community in a limited, appointment-only capacity, maintaining CDC guidelines for social distancing to ensure that our staff, volunteers, and customers remain safe. 

Appointments can be made from 9:00AM and 3:00PM.
Walk-ins are currently unavailable; however, customers have the option to drop off tax documents in person.
For more information, contact program coordinator Blair Jensen BJensen@capriverside.org on how you can gain FREE training and certification to prepare taxes for working individuals making less than $75,000.
 

 

VITA Resource Links

 

You can do your OWN taxes for FREE at MyFreeTaxes.com

   

 

 What Is Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)?
 

VITA is a free tax preparation program that helps low to moderate income filers. During tax season, there are FREE sites across Riverside County. All Sites are staffed by IRS Certified Volunteers.

 

 

Who Benefits From VITA?


 Taxpayers who file 1040, 1040A, & 1040EZ - Low to Moderate income families - Persons with disabilities - Limited English speaking taxpayers - Senior Citizens.

 

How Do We Help The Community?

 

Information about FREE tax preparation services & the Earned Income Tax Credit is provided to the community by collaborative partners connecting eligible families with additional support services.

 

How Do I Join?
Register hereto join our team and be included in the mail list. All information in regards to training will be posted and emailed to registered volunteers. For any additional questions please call 800-511-1110.

Information

 
Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) sometimes called the Earned Income Credit (EIC), is a refundable federal income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. Congress originally approved the tax credit legislation in 1975 in part to offset the burden of social security taxes and to provide an incentive to work. When the EITC exceeds the amount of taxes owed, it results in a tax refund to those who claim and qualify for the credit.

To qualify, taxpayers must meet certain requirements and file a tax return, even if they did not earn enough money to be obligated to file a tax return.

 

 

The EITC has no effect on certain welfare benefits. In most cases, EITC payments will not be used to determine eligibility for Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), food stamps, low-income housing or most Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) payments.

 

 

The Riverside County EITC program provides year-round free tax preparation assistance through VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program) to residents and encourages asset-development to help families move out of poverty. The only requirements are a willingness to learn something new and a desire to help others.  For more information, contact program coordinator Charles Clinton lll cclinton@capriverside.org on how you can gain FREE training and certification to prepare taxes for working individuals making less than $70,000.