Tax Preparation

Each year at income tax time eligible clients are able to have their federal and state income tax returns completed as part of the Earn It! Keep It! Save It! program. The program works in conjunction with the Internal Revenue Service.

Volunteers are trained to assist families with household incomes below $52,000. This includes helping taxpayers claim the Earned Income Credit which could amount to as much $4,000 per family.

All services are provided at no charge to our clients.

In conjunction with the IRS and United Way, Coastside Hope VITA volunteers prepared 381 tax returns in Spring 2014 (tax year 2013). Approximately $467,000 was refunded to local residents whose average income was $19,610.

In the eleven years that this program has been in place, we have prepared over 3,000 returns.