Volunteers Needed - CAA VITA Program

Monday, Dec 10, 2018

Tax ReturnHelp your community get and keep more of their hard-earned money! Volunteers interested in assisting in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program in 2019 are needed! We are looking for experienced tax preparers who can assist at each of our VITA sites in Chico and Durham. You can help people with low to moderate income file their taxes, and at the same time you’ll help taxpayers get tax credits and deductions that they’re entitled to receive. Take a look at how much our VITA volunteers saved people last year:

2018 Filing Season Recap & Analysis

  • 1,207 Returns Filed
  • $1,031,919 in Total Refunds
  • $70,433 in Additional Child Tax Credits
  • $310,981 in Earned Income Tax Credits
  • 13.33% in Overall Growth for Returns Filed in 2018 Compared to 2017

We Need You!

There will be a required VITA training on Saturday, January 19, 9am-4pm at the CARD Center, Room 3 in Chico that you will need to attend. For more information, or to sign up, please call (530)712-2883. Everyone benefits from the VITA Program; families, local businesses, communities. Tax/CPA Professionals welcome. The program will start February 2nd, 2019.

Click below if you are interested in volunteering!

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Tri-Counties Bank Supports CAA VITA Program

The Community Action Agency Butte County, Inc. (CAA) was pleased to announce that Tri-Counties Bank has contributed $5,000 to help the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program this coming year. VITA provides free income tax preparation assistance to individuals and families with household incomes of $54,000 or less. Tax preparation assistance is provided by volunteers who have been trained and certified by the IRS.

CAA has operated the VITA Program since 2008 and partners with Chico State University’s College of Business, Accounting Department to provide qualified student volunteers who complete the tax returns at no cost. The VITA Program helps those residents who are eligible for Earned Income Tax Credits to receive them. Last year the Program helped over 1,200 residents to complete and file returns. This effort resulted in over $1M in savings to residents and over $1M in refunds all of which benefitted the local economy.

Use your tax expertise to give back to your community. CLICK HERE to volunteer.