Financial Stability Programs

 

Nearly half of the families and our communities live below The Real Cost Measure. Thousands of our neighbors struggle to get by on less than $25,000 a year. Imagine the strength of our community when everyone is earning a living wage, saving for the future, and providing for their children’s college education. Those are lofty goals, but worthy of our focus.

HOW WE'RE WORKING WITH PARTNERS TO CREATE FINANCIAL STABILITY

 

Visit www.myfreetaxes.org to Schedule Your VITA Appointment or File your Return Online for FREE. 

(No charge for Federal or State Returns - No Income Limit)

or get Virtual Assistance by visiting: www.getyourrefund.org/uwccr-nsbcuw

 


Due to COVID-19 and for the safety of our volunteers, staff and community, VITA will be operating remotely this tax season. Taxpayers will need to drop off their tax documents at the secure drop-off locations listed below during the designated dates and times. We will collect your tax documents, process your tax return remotely, call you with any questions, and you will return in 4-7 days to pick up your completed tax return.

 

DROP OFF LOCATIONS

Elwin Mussell Senior Center

February 17 - April 10, 2021

510 E Park Avenue, Santa Maria

APPT ONLY: www.MyFreeTaxes.org/in-person

MASKS ARE REQUIRED

Days/Times: Wednesdays, 4:30pm - 6:00pm and Saturdays, 10:00am - 2:00pm

 

Bernardo's Bookkeeping

March 12 - April 2, 2021

APPT ONLY: www.MyFreeTaxes.org/in-person

MASKS ARE REQUIRED

Days/Times: Mondays and Fridays, 10:30am - 2:30pm

 

Oceano Community Center

February 24 - April 10, 2021

1425 19th Street, Oceano

APPT ONLY: 805.541.1234 or MyFreeTaxes.org/in-person

MASKS ARE REQUIRED

Days/Times: Wednesdays, 3:00pm - 5:00pm and Saturdays, 10:00am - 12:00pm

 

Nipomo Community Park

February 9 - April 10, 2021

904 W Tefft Street, Nipomo

APPT ONLY THRU AARP

MASKS ARE REQUIRED

Days/Times: Tuesdays and Saturdays, 10:00am - 12:00pm

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS: English/Spanish

Your annual income must be $57,000 or less.

1) Gather all documents from the Required Document List.

REQUIRED DOCUMENT LIST:

· Last year’s return if you have it.

· Social Security or ITIN numbers for everyone.

· W-2s, 1099s, 1098s and other IRS forms.

· Insurance coverage proof. Form 1095 if receiving Medi-Cal.

· Childcare provider name, address and tax ID number if applicable.

· Bank routing and account number for direct deposit.

· If possible, complete Form 13614-C and Form 14446.

You can download them at www.irs.gov/forms

 

2) Take documents to the designated Drop-off location. 

Documents WILL NOT be accepted outside of scheduled drop-off times.

 

3) An IRS-certified volunteer will contact you with any questions. 

 

4) You will be notified when to pick up your return to review it, sign required IRS forms and receive a copy of it. This may take 4-7 days after documents are received. 

 

 

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You may qualify for California's Earned Income Tax Credit!

The California Earned Income Tax Credit is a cashback tax credit that puts money back in the pocket of hardworking Californians.

Get up to $8,000 back on your taxes!

Click here to learn more

 

Have kids under six years old? Get an extra $1,000.

The Young Child Tax Credit kicks in with the first dollar you make.

Click here to learn more about YCTC

 


Want to know if you qualify for federal or state benefits?

Visit app.benefitkitchen.com to find out!

Everyone benefits when people can find jobs and access services that allow them to provide for their families and save for the future. United Way partners and programs connect people to the resources they need to become economically stable.