Tax Preparation Assistance

Taxes can be overwhelming at times. We are here to help if you need it.

Tax Preparation Assistance (VITA): In collaboration with several community partners, including CSU Chico, CAA provides tax preparation assistance to hundreds of people each year, under an IRS-guided service known as VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance). The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $53,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns.

Vita Flyer And Schedule

Tax refunds on a tablet

IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. Volunteers are specially trained to help identify if you are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), as well as other tax credits that can increase the amount of your tax refund. The program generally begins at the end of each January and runs through the first weekend in April.  The location of VITA sites and the schedule for the tax season will be posted on this page beginning in January. Please check back for updates and information.