Rancho Cucamonga, CA – Did you know that there are 5 seasons in the year?  Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter and Tax Season! For the upcoming 2016 tax season, NPHS will continue to partner with the County of San Bernardino to offer FREE Federal and California state income tax return preparation and electronic filing services to eligible low-to-moderate income individuals and families through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. VITA offers free tax help to people who earned a household income of up to $54,000 in 2015.  Basic tax returns are completed and e-filed by IRS trained and certified volunteers who make sure important refundable tax credits such as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC) are correctly claimed.

Qualified taxpayers can be eligible to receive up to $6242 for the EITC, which can make a difference in supporting a family’s financial needs and helping them achieve self-sufficiency.  The EITC and CTC tax credits were developed to help provide an incentive for employment.  Every year, thousands of families miss out on these refundable tax credits due to lack of awareness on how to claim the credits on their tax returns. The additional money that taxpayers receive as part of their tax refunds helps make ends meet, stabilizes families, and has proven to help boost the local economy.

VITA services are available to qualified residents regardless of the county they live in.