Tax Season Free Filing Help

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It’s tax season. For those who qualify, there’s free filing help.

Posted: 02/05/2019

United Way Free Tax BannerHouseholds throughout the Sacramento region that earned $60,000 or less in 2018 can receive free tax help through the United Way California Capital Region and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA).

Two Ways to File for Free

See if you qualify for valuable state and federal tax credits by using one of these two FREE tax return filing services before Monday, April 15, this year’s tax filing deadline:

  1. In person at a Sacramento area tax preparation site (if your household income was $60K or less in 2018). See tax preparation site locations and dates listed below.
  2. Online at (if your household income was $66K or less in 2018). The website sponsored by United Way and powered by H&R Block software saves users an average of $200 in tax preparation fees. All you need is a valid email address, your adjusted gross income (AGI) from the previous year, and your income forms such as a W2, 1099, 1098, etc.

How to Schedule an Appointment:

The United Way’s Free Tax Prep program offers free tax help in-person. Schedule appointments by calling toll free at 800-500-4931. Make sure you’re prepared for your appointment. Here is a list of what you’ll need to bring.

IRS-certified volunteers will provide free basic tax return preparation with electronic filing at select locations during specified dates and times. Services near Elk Grove include:

Galt Parks and Recreation Department
610 Chabolla Ave
Galt, CA 95632
SATURDAY, March 16
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
*Services in Spanish available

Asian Resources, Inc.
2411 Alhambra Blvd., Suite 110
Sacramento, CA 95817
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
*Services in English, Spanish, Tagalog, Hmong, Lao available
Call 916-324-6202 for appointment

 Asian Resources, Inc.
5100 El Paraiso
Sacramento, CA 95824
8 a.m. – 4:25 p.m.
*Services in Vietnamese and Cantonese available
Call 916-454-1892 for appointment

Department of Human Assistance
2450 Florin Rd.
Sacramento, CA 95822
5 – 8 p.m.
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
CLOSED Feb. 12 & Feb. 16
CLOSED after Mar. 30

 Sam Pannell Community Center
2450 Meadowview Road
Sacramento, CA 95832
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Walk-in available


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