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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA)

Free Tax Filing Will Be Available January-April 2015

Volunteers are Needed:

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) helps bring back millions of dollars to working families in our community by providing free tax assistance for low and moderate income households.  Last year, the Coalition for Working Families helped keep more than $4million in the pockets of residents by coordinating the VITA program.  This success is only possible through a dedicated volunteer base.  In 2013, the Coalition for Working Families trained and certified nearly 160 volunteers and surpassed all tax season expectations, but still fell short serving all the Sacramento families that needed VITA services.  We simply need more volunteers.  Please tell your friends, neighbors, family members, and co-workers that we need them to volunteer, too!  Together we can make sure that working families throughout Sacramento are able to keep their hard-earned money.  To volunteer or learn more about the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, visit www.sacworking

VITA and TCE Tax Program Schedule,

Individuals who wish to do their own taxes without assistance may utilize the Special Portal for the City of Sacramento. This site allows taxpayers to complete federal and up to 2 state returns for free, electronically file and have their refund directly deposited in their account. This service is provided through the City of Sacramento City-wide Volunteer Program in partnership with MyFreeTaxes, United Way Worldwide and Goodwill. Income limit is $60,000 to file federal and state returns for free.

VITA Free Tax Preparation Sites

Those with incomes of $53,000 or less for 2014 qualify for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA). VITA volunteers will help prepare federal and state taxes. It is possible to also qualify for additional credits such as the Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Care Credit and more, which could increase the refund amount.

The following Community Centers and sites will have volunteers available to provide free tax preparation. To make an appointment please use the online scheduler or call 2-1-1.

South Natomas Community Center
2921 Truxel Road
Dates of Service: February 3 to March 31
Tuesdays: 9am to 12 pm.
By appointment. Please use the online scheduler or call 2-1-1.
Electronic Filing Available.

Pannell/Meadowview Community Center
2450 Meadowview Road
Dates of Service: February 4 to April 3 
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm
By appointment. Please use the online scheduler or call 2-1-1.
Electronic filing available.

The Hart Senior Center serves as a VITA site as well as a Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) site. This site serves those age 50 and up and services are available from February 1 to April 15 on weekday mornings and Saturdays. Phone: (916) 808-5462 for an appointment.

Hart Senior Center
915 27th Street
By appointment only. Call: (916) 808-5462
Electronic filing available.
VITA and TCE services available

What to Bring to Tax Sites

  • Valid Photo ID
  • Social Security cards for all persons on your tax return
  • W2 (for all jobs worked)
  • 2013 Income Tax Return, if available
  • 1099-G for Unemployment payments
  • 1099-INT for any bank interest you earned
  • Statement from your mortgage company (if applicable)
  • If filing jointly, your spouse must be with you
  • 1095-A for ACA medical coverage information

Super Sites

Special one-day free tax preparation events for those earning $53,000 or less in 2014 are scheduled throughout the tax season at area organizations and schools. In addition to free tax preparation, some Super Sites offer free and reduced-cost child care information, children’s activities, free and reduced-cost health insurance for children, discounted utility programs and language assistance in Spanish, Russian, Mandarin, Hmong and Vietnamese. Various financial institutions will be on-site to provide other banking resources.

To schedule an appointment please use the online scheduler or call 2-1-1.

The following Super Site will be hosted by the City of Sacramento:

Date: March 28, 2015
Location: Sam Pannell/Meadowview Community Center
2450 Meadowview Rd.
Sacramento, CA
9 am to 2 pm
By appointment. Please use the on-line scheduler or call 2-1-1.

For information about additional VITA and TCE Sites, contact Infoline Sacramento: call (916) 498-1000, or call 211 or visit: