VITA- Free Tax Prep

The VITA program offers FREE tax preparation and e-filing to individuals and families who make less than $60,000 a year, as well as senior citizens, people with disabilities, and those who don’t speak English well. It is administered with the help of volunteers who are trained and certified according to IRS standards. This free service saves taxpayers the expense of tax preparation services, which average $300, and puts earnings back in the pockets of low- to moderate-income workers in the form of tax refunds and tax credits, such as Cal EITC.

For those who exceed the income limitation of $60,000, our free online service is available with no limitations. Go to to utilize this free online service.

During the 2021 tax season, United Way of Northern California’s staff were able to complete 431 returns between the Redding and Susanville offices and is estimated money saved by clients of $129,300.

For questions about services or how to volunteer for the VITA program contact Kao Xiong at

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