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. In 2015, VITA volunteers helped file a total of 3,137 tax returns with a combined tax return amount of $4,317,441 (includes estimated saving in tax preparation in the amount of $392,494).
Tax Preparers will assist tax assistance clients to file their income taxes and answer general tax questions at various sites in Santa Barbara and Goleta. Volunteers will receive training to become IRS certified tax preparers.
- ETC / Tax Assistance
- Financial Literacy
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Orientation or Training
- 5-10 hours per week (February 1 - April 15, 2017)