Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Did you know that there are 5 seasons in the year? Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter and Tax Season! For the upcoming 2019 tax season, the County of San Bernardino is offering FREE Federal and California state income tax return preparation and electronic filing services to eligible working individuals and families through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. VITA offers free tax help to people who earned a household income of $56,000 or less in 2018. 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 $6,431 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. The County of San Bernardino will offer VITA at NPHS’ office location at 9551 Pittsburgh Avenue in Rancho Cucamonga on the following date in 2019:
Thursday, February 21st 1:00pm-5:00pm
To schedule an appointment, please call (909) 347-1255 or (760) 552-6176.