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To improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of the community.

Free Tax Help!
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
February 8 - April 15, 2014

  • If your household income was less than $51,000 in 2013, you qualify for FREE tax help.
  • You may also qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).
    If eligible, you may qualify for up to $5,891 in additional refund money!
  • In 2013, the Merced coalition of VITA helped over 6,000 families file their taxes. FREE!
  • Save money that is already yours by visiting a VITA site and get your taxes done for FREE.

E-File -- and get your full refund in just 7-10 days!

What to bring with you:

- W-2 forms for jobs held in 2013
- Your spouse, if married filing jointly
- 1099 forms
- Picture ID for you and your spouse
- Bank account routing numbers
- Any letter received from the IRS
- Any other tax documents
- Student loan interest paid
- Social Security cards & birth dates for you,
your spouse & your children

Choose the location closest to you

United Way of Merced County
658 W. Main Street Merced
Saturdays only - 9:00am - 3:00pm (walk ins only)
(starts February 8)
(209) 383-4242
Salvation Army of Los Banos
1231 4th Street, Los Banos
M-F 10:00am - 3:00pm (walk ins only)
(Saturdays by appointment only)
(starts February 4)
(209) 827-4945

Winton Lifeline
7081 N. Winton Way, Winton
Mon - Fri 4:00pm - 8:00pm / Saturdays noon - 3:00pm
(starts February 10)
(209) 358-6939
Merced Senior Center
755 W. 15th Street, Merced
Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00 am - 1:00pm (walk ins only)
(starts February 4)
(209) 385-8803

Call the individual locations for more information

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we are all people.
Connected, interdependent, united.
And when we reach out a hand to one, we influence the condition of all.
That's what it means to


United Way and the American Human Development Project
have created a tool to forecast how things might change
in our community if educational outcomes were better.





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