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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program in Butte County

What is VITA?

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program provides free income tax preparation assistance to individuals and families with household incomes of $54,000 or less at no cost. VITA program provides free tax return preparation completed by volunteers who have been trained and certified by the IRS. In many cases, these volunteers are accounting students, who are receive valuable hands-on-experience as well as opportunity to provide a service to their local communities. The program was founded in 1971 by Gary Iskowitz at California State University Northridge. The program grew from a small number of accounting students to a now nationwide program serving millions of taxpayers.…Read More
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Oroville Evacuation Help Appreciated

It’s not over.  As we consider the events of the last week we should not think that it is over.  Our North State Food Bank warehouse in Oroville was among the facilities closed when the evacuation order was issued last Sunday.  Each year our food bank moves over 2 million pounds of food from donors to feed hungry families.  These are friends and neighbors among us who don’t have enough food.  This year we turned into a lifeline. On Monday, despite lockouts, our staff were heroes.  Working with law enforcement they gained access to the warehouse.  They weren’t overwhelmed with the task;…Read More