Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is a free tax preparation service for qualifying individuals and families in Santa Barbara County. Tax returns are prepared and completed by IRS-certified volunteers each year from February through April throughout south Santa Barbara County.
Tax Preparers will assist tax assistance clients to file their income taxes and answer general tax questions at the VITA sites. Preparers will receive training to become IRS Certified tax preparers. United Way of Santa Barbara County will provide online and in-person training and certification during the month of January 2018. Volunteers are asked to provide at least 5-10 hours per week of FREE tax return preparation assistance during the tax season: February 1 - April 17, 2018.
To register to volunteer, please click here.
- ETC / Tax Assistance
- Financial Literacy
- Financial Service Assistance
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Requirements & Commitment
- Orientation or Training
- 5-10 hours per week (February 1 - April 15, 2017)