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In February and March, volunteer income tax perparers assist families to prepare their taxes for free.

In person assistance at one of our locations is a great, free option for you if you earn $54,000 or less.
Online assistance through is available to you if you earn $66,000 or less. 

That's right -- we said you get this all for free. 

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.
We also advocate for our local residents to see if they qualify for CalEITC - the Earned Income Tax Credit. 


VITA Appointments are available at the following sites in February and March. Scheduling information follows.


Allan Hancock College, 800 S College, Building S-108, Santa Maria, CA  93454
  • 9AM - 3PM on the following Saturdays. Appointment only.
    • February 2nd
    • February 9th
    • February 23rd
    • March 2nd
    • March 9th
    • March 16th
    • March 30th
Call Northern Santa Barbara County United Way at (805) 922-0329 x 103 to schedule your Santa Maria VITA appointment today. 
Lucia Mar Adult Education School, 1551 17th St., Oceano, CA  93445
  • 10AM - 4PM on the following Saturdays. Walk ins are welcome, appointment preferred.
    • February 9th
    • February 23rd
    • March 2nd
    • March 9th
    • March 16th
Call San Luis Obispo United Way at (805) 541-1234 for any questions. The Oceano site is not yet taking appointments.
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Orfela College of Business, Building #3
  • 10AM - 2PM on the following Saturdays. Walk ins are welcome.
    • ​February 2nd
    • February 9th
    • Februray 23th
    • March 2nd
    • March 9th
    • March 16th


SLO County Libraries - Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, San Luis Obispo Libraries.


  • 11AM - 4PM
  • My Free Taxes site ONLY. No in-person appointments -- only offers assistance with online program.
    • ​February 3rd
    • February 10th
    • February 17th
    • Februray 24th
    • March 3rd
    • March 10th
    • March 17th