The VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program has been a huge success so far this year and we are still offering this free tax filing assistance through April 4th! This important program would not be possible without the community volunteers who lend their time and expertise to this worthy cause. We want to say THANK YOU to all the volunteers for their hours of training and hard work.
Filing taxes can be a burden on community members. It's a complicated process that can require guidance to make sure you are filing correctly and not missing out on tax credits you should be receiving. Not everyone has the financial skills it takes to get the most out of filing their taxes, but professional help usually comes with a high price tag. That's what makes VITA so special. Qualifying community members can get expert help for free.
Butte County Volunteers Make it Possible
There has been a long-standing partnership between CAA and the Business Department at Chico State to help implement the VITA program in Butte County. Each year a group of student volunteers gets trained and certified by the IRS on tax filing assistance. This coordination between Chico State and CAA helps VITA thrive. Special thanks goes out to Jeri and Carson, the student leads from Chico State. Jeri and Carson help with training and administering the program. Your hard work, positivity and leadership are essential to the success of the VITA program.
Although the Chico State Business Department makes up a large segment of the volunteers, we also want to recognize other community volunteers who have contributed greatly to the VITA program. Retired tax professionals Marge Redding and Gordon Sandy from Durham, have been volunteering their time for over 30 years! What an amazing commitment to the community, thank you both so much.
If you are interested in getting free tax filing assistance before April 4th below is a list of locations and times. Your household income has to be less than $54,000 in 2017 to qualify. Please READ THIS to make sure you have all the information you need and the required documents for filing.
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.
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.