Help me file my taxes online
Our IRS-certified tax volunteers are here to help you file your taxes for free
Please submit your materials by October 1st if you want to file with us in 2023. If your return is in progress, log in and submit your documents by October 8th.
Fill out the form below
Provide your contact information at the bottom of this page to start the tax filing process.
Schedule an online appointment
You will be redirected to our partner GetYourRefund.org to make an appointment with an IRS-certified tax volunteer to file your taxes for free.
Quickly confirm your eligibility to qualify for free tax filing
- Income $66,000 or less
- No rental income (from a property you own)
- Did not file for bankruptcy last year
- Had no cancellation of debt outside of non-business credit cards
- No clergy income
- If married, are filing jointly
- Had no self-employment income with business related expenses over $35,000 or businesses with employees, inventory, or business property
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“This service has just been amazing for me. Because I was on disability, I wasn’t sure if I needed to file my taxes. I didn’t know I was missing out on tax credits like the Child Tax Credit. Instead of paying, I was able to get my taxes done for free. Being able to provide a bit more at Christmastime when my kids ask for new shoes or getting that dress for prom, is really amazing. I hope more people reap the benefits from this free tax service”.
VITA Tax Filer
“This was not the year I was going to want to pay someone to do it for me…every dollar meant something.”
VITA Tax Filer
“Coming to the United States from Peru was a real challenge. I had very little family or support system here to help me navigate things like housing, employment, or my education, much less filing my taxes. To qualify for financial aid for school, I had to file my taxes for the first time ever. The VITA program helped me through the process completely free of charge. Thanks to this program, I was able to complete my taxes accurately and on time and established my first ever savings with the refund I received.”
United Way Santa Barbara Staff
“I first found out about the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program while attending Cal Lutheran University. Years later, after working in private accounting and looking for an opportunity to give back to the community, I reached out to the program and started volunteering. I am now a second year volunteer. Hearing how grateful people are for the program, and how helpful it is especially for those that are in hard spots in their life, is why I come back”.