Tax Filing and VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)
The 2017 tax season is here and we want Merced County residents to be aware of the various choices available for tax filing services. Below you will find FREE tax preparation services that will help you file your taxes along with a list of locations, times, websites and documents needed.
Merced County (Merced & Los Banos): VITA Sites-free tax eng
What is VITA?
VITA is the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. It is a program that offers no cost tax filing services to working individuals and families with household incomes of $53,500 or less.
How does it work?
Before the tax season starts, VITA volunteers have already put in 24 hours each of tax preparation training and certification by the Internal Revenue Service. Last year, over 20 volunteers helped staff 3 VITA sites, at locations around the community, offering no cost tax filing assistance throughout the tax season.