Get FREE Tax Help: VITA program in Butte County Starts February 5th

Friday, Feb 02, 2018

Income Tax Help-VITAWant FREE help with your tax preparation?  

Did your household earn less than $54,000 in 2017?

You are in luck! Starting February 5th and continuing until April 4th, 2018 you can head on over to one of the locations in Butte County, listed below, to get free help filing your 2017 Federal and State income taxes.

When you are planning your time, keep in mind that both spouses must be present if filing joint tax return.

 

Steps to take:

  1. Check the VITA schedule for the current year
  2. Choose the location that fits your needs (See below)
  3. Check the times or make an appointment if necessary
  4. Collect all necessary documents needed to complete your tax return (see below)

VITA Locations for Butte County:

 

CARD CENTER (MAP)   Closed: March 19th & 21st  

545 Vallombrosa Ave., Chico, CA 95926

Mondays and Wednesdays: 12:00-4:00 p.m.

First Come, First Serve

 

DOROTHY F. JOHNSON CENTER (MAP) Closed March 17th, 24th & 31st  

775 E. 16th St., Chico, CA 95928

Saturdays: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

First Come, First Serve

Spanish & English Speaking

 

DURHAM MEMORIAL HALL (MAP)

9319 Midway, Durham, CA 95938

Friday and Saturdays: By Appointment Only

Please Call: 530-345-1921, English Only

Starting: February 2nd – April 14th, 2018

 

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, CHICO (MAP) Closed March 19th & 21st

Bell Memorial Union located on W. 2nd St., Chico 95928

Mondays and Wednesdays: 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

VITA@gmail.com

 

Information to Bring with you:

If you want to get the most out of the help from VITA volunteers, it’s important that you bring the necessary information. Without all the necessary information, your taxes cannot be completed. Some of the items that you need in order to successfully fill out your tax return include:

  • Photo ID
  • Social Security Card for you, your spouse, and dependents. If you don’t have a Social Security number, you will need an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, or the proper proof of foreign status.
  • Birth dates for you, your spouse and dependents on the tax return
  • All of your income statements which may include W-2, W-2G, 1099-R, 1099-Misc from all employers
  • Interest & dividend statements from banks (Forms 1099)
  • All Forms 1095, Health Insurance Statements (Forms 1095-A, B or C, Affordable Health Care Statements)
  • Last year’s tax return, both federal & state (this gives the preparer a good place to start on this year's return)
  • Proof of bank account routing & account numbers for direct deposit such as a blank check
  • Total paid for childcare or eldercare. Please bring the provider's name & tax ID number
  • Both spouses must be present if filing joint tax return

 

The VITA program is sponsored by the Community Action Agency of Butte County.  One way to stay connected with the VITA program is to subscribe to the CAA blog and get email updates when the program starts each February. Sign up now or call Community Action Agency Butte County, Inc. at (530) 712-2883.

 

Learn how you can help our VITA program

 


Since 1967, the Community Action Agency of Butte County has been serving the needs of the region in alignment with the charter of the National Community Action Agencies overarching goal: To alleviate the causes and conditions of poverty by whatever means necessary in your community. As Butte County CAA, we provide hope to people struggling with poverty to become more self-sustaining by meeting tangible needs in the areas of energy savings, affordable food, and housing. Connect with us to find out how you can get involved.