California Tax Service Center

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE)

During the filing season, free help from volunteers is available in most communities. After completing IRS training and FTB training, these volunteers help prepare current year basic tax returns for taxpayers with special needs, including low-income people, persons with disabilities, the elderly and non-English-speaking people. At some of these offices, you can file your tax return electronically.

Find a site near you. You can also visit the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) or call (888) AARPNOW to find a Tax-Aide site in your community.

Are you interested in helping other people with their tax returns? Hurry, classes start soon!

FTB and IRS will be presenting most of the training classes in the month of January for those who are interested in participating in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program. As a VITA volunteer, you will help people who need tax help the most. For more information, check out FTB 7867 (Volunteer Program Brochure) or the IRS VITA and TCE page.