Tax preparation help offered in Tulare County

Community Services Employment Training (CSET) is offering an additional day of free tax preparation services on Wednesday. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program provides services to Tulare County families with a household income of $52,000 or less.

The extra day of tax preparation services will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at CSET’s office in Visalia, 312 NW Third Ave. For information on services offered in Kings County, call the Kings United Way at (559) 584-1536 or Kings Community Action Organization at (559) 582-4386.

Tax returns are prepared on a first-come, first-served basis. Taxpayers who file electronically will receive their return as direct deposit within 10-14 business days. Community members can also complete their own tax returns by visiting or at any of the self-assistance stations located in each VITA site.

Certified volunteers are trained to file taxes for families and help them identify tax credits for which they are eligible. Common tax credits include the Earned Income Credit, Child Tax Credits, Child & Dependent Care Credit, Retirement Savings Contribution Credit, and Education Credits.

Please visit or call the VITA information hotline at (559) 741-4640 for additional information and a list of required documents.