There is no charge to have your basic state and federal income tax return prepared and electronically filed by the Volunteer Tax Assistance program (VITA) in 2024. VITA has provided this service at sites across the country for over 50 years. It is provided to help qualified taxpayers get all the deductions and credits that are available to them.
IRS-certified volunteer tax preparers will start working with low- to moderate-income individuals and families by appointment only beginning in February at Humboldt Senior Resource Center (HSRC), 1910 California St., Eureka, and the Salvation Army, 2123 Tydd St., Eureka.
The program is for individuals of all ages filing basic tax returns and who have less than $70,000 annual income and no rental property or digital currency. Those who are self-employed are accepted as long as the business does not have paid employees, inventory or depreciation, and does not operate at a net loss. Those with farm income or married filing separate returns are not accepted.