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Tax Preparation

FREE Tax Help – Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

The VITA program for the 2023 tax season is closed.


If you earned under $60,000 in 2022, you may be eligible for Free Tax Preparation & Filing and you may qualify for State and Federal Earned Income Tax Credit.

Self-employed workers, families and those with ITINs earning up to $30,000 are eligible for
the California Earned
Income Tax Credit

Free tax preparation assistance begins February 1 and continues through April

Tax returns are prepared and filed by trained tax preparation volunteers.


United Way
 allowed taxpayers who were single filers, computer savvy, and with
an e-mail account to file their taxes for free. To file a virtual tax return, go to GetYourRefund.org/vcunitedway (en español). You
need access to a smart phone or computer for uploading and downloading documents and ability to

Secure Drop-Off

For assistance completing your taxes without an appointment, drop off an envelope with copies of your tax documents at the front desk or in the secure mailbox at one of the following locations:

  • Ventura Community Service Center – 4651 Telephone Road, #200, Ventura
  • East County Community Service Center – 2900 N. Madera Road, Simi Valley

Additional Forms Needed with Drop-Off (also available at front desk):

For these and other required documents, instructions and drop-off locations, visit vcunitedway.org.

In Person

In-person tax preparation assistance is available by appointment only. Schedule your appointment
at MyFreeTaxes.org or by
calling 2-1-1.

Appointment Locations:

  • Many Mansions Hillcrest Villas – 2726 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks
  • Oxnard College – Room OE2, 4000 S. Rose Avenue, Oxnard
  • United Way of Ventura County – 702 County Square Drive, Ste. 100, Ventura
  • California Lutheran University, Oxnard – 2201 Outlet Center Drive, Oxnard
  • Ventura Community Service Center – 4651 Telephone Road, #200, Ventura
  • East County Community Service Center – 2900 N. Madera Road, Simi Valley
  • Ventura College East Campus – 951 Faulkner, Santa Paula

What to Bring to Your Appointment:

  • Social Security card or ITIN for each family member
  • W-2 forms for all jobs worked in 2022
  • All 1099 forms for other income
  • Picture ID for each adult filing taxes
  • 2021 tax return
  • Cancelled check for direct deposit of tax refund
  • Childcare provider information: name, address, and Tax ID number (if available)
  • Form 1095-A (Covered CA) if applicable
  • Form 3895 (Covered CA) if applicable

VITA 2023: Free Tax Prep & Filing

VITA 2023: Free Tax Prep & Filing

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