Income Tax Preparation

Volunteer Income Tax Assitance (VITA)

Since 2006, the IRS, County of Tulare, and CSET have partnered to provide free tax preparation services to Tulare County residents through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.  VITA is an IRS program designed to help low and moderate-income taxpayers complete their annual tax returns at no cost.  CSET’s strategy to provide these valuable services is to recruit and train a dedicated team of volunteer tax preparers.

The VITA Program prepares federal and state tax returns for families and individuals with yearly incomes below $50,000.  The program can electronically file returns, which allows clients to receive tax refunds in as little as 5-10 business days with direct deposit.

Please complete the application below to become a VITA volunteer.  The VITA certifications are held on four consecutive Saturdays in January, 2015 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.  The training dates are January 10, 17, 24 and 31.


Click here to file taxes for free from the comfort of your home or office.

This year's sponsors include AT&T, Best Buy Electronic Store, Bank of the West, Bank of the Sierra, PG&E and Cutler-Orosi Joint Unified School District.

Click here for dates and locations of the mobile VITA service in locations like Lindsay, Exeter, Hanford and more!

Tax preparation services are available at the following locations starting Saturday, February 1 through Saturday, April 12.

Visalia Porterville Cutler/Orosi
CSET Main Office
312 NW 3rd Ave.
Visalia, CA  93291
(559) 741-4640
Porterville Employment Connection
1061 W. Henderson Ave.
Porterville, CA  93257
(559) 741-4640
Cutler/Orosi CSET
12691 Ave. 408
Cutler, CA  93615
(559) 528-1095
   Saturdays, 9am-3pm      Saturdays, 9am-3pm Saturdays, 9am-3pm


View the video below from ABC 30's Latino Life to learn more about the VITA program.

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