Free tax preparation offered to low and moderate income earners
The Partnership targets individuals and families with a household income of less than $51,000
Santa Paula News
Published: February 22, 2013
From now until April 13, 2013, trained volunteer tax preparers will prepare federal and state tax returns at sites located at El Concilio in Oxnard, Housing Authorities of Ventura and Oxnard, Catholic Charities in Moorpark, SurePath Financial Services in Camarillo, the Family Resource Center in Santa Paula, and in the Job & Career Centers in West Oxnard, Ventura and Simi Valley.
The public is encouraged to call 2-1-1 to schedule an appointment first before stopping by any of the nine Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) locations throughout Ventura County. Some of the nine VITA locations do not accept walk-ins.
Tax filers must bring a social security card or an ITIN for each family member, W-2 forms for all jobs worked in 2012, all 1099 forms for other income earned, photo identification for each adult filing, child care provider information, and a cancelled check for direct deposit of refund. Bringing a prior year tax return is helpful.
This year, a new online strategy has been added for individuals who prefer to file their own tax returns using www.myfreetaxes.com/VenturaCounty. This is an easy-to-use, interview-based software that allows eligible taxpayers to prepare and file for free their federal and state taxes online. The target population for this program are single filers with W2 income only, who are computer savvy, and possess an email address.
Ventura County Financial Empowerment Partnership members include United Way of Ventura County, the Business and Employment Services Department of the County of Ventura’s Human Services Agency, Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation, and the IRS.