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File taxes for FREE with the Internal Revenue Service's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, available to qualifying Shasta County residents.

VITA is brought to you by United Way of Northern California with support from Redding Bank of Commerce. The VITA program offers tax preparation and e-filing to individuals and families who make less than $60,000 a year and is administered with the help of volunteers who are trained and certified according to IRS standards.

VITA helps put earnings back in the pockets of low- to moderate-income workers in the form of tax refunds and tax credits. The free service also saves taxpayers the expense of tax preparation services, which average about $300. With more money in your pocket, you’ll be on your way to saving toward a better future.

Make an Appointment Today

File by appointment at United Way 2280 Benton Dr. Bldg. B Redding CA

Be side by side with your IRS Professional Certified Tax Preparer and participate during the filing process

Drop off your documents and we will prepare your taxes for you. Call you when they have been completed for you to review and pick up.

Complete your return on-line at a Kiosk using at the United Way Office with a Tax Coach to assist you

Or go to and file them from home!

VITA tax preparation will be held by appointment only. 

To make an appointment, call 530-241-7521, ex 110 or CLICK HERE to email.

What to Bring To Your VITA Appointment

  • Government-issued proof of identification (photo id) for every taxpayer
  • Social Security cards for you, your spouse and all dependents
  • Birth dates for you, your spouse and dependents on the tax return
  • Intake and Interview Form
  • Wage and earning statements (Form W-2, W-2G, 1099R, 1099 Misc)
  • Interest and dividend statements from banks or brokerage houses(Form 1099)
  • All Forms 1095 A,B or C : Affordable Health Care Statements
  • Health Insurance Exemption Certificate (if received)
  • Form 1098: Mortgage Interest payment and property tax payment verification
  • Copy of last year’s federal and state returns, if available
  • Proof of bank account routing and account number for direct deposit (blank check)
  • Total paid today care provider and provider’s tax id number (social security number or EIN)

To make an appointment, call 530-241-7521, ex 110 or CLICK HERE to email.


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