Free tax prep for individuals and families

Published Jan. 26, 2023

UPDATE March 2: With state and federal officials extending the tax filing deadline to Oct. 16, 2023, for residents of Placer County and others impacted by winter storms, the website will remain available to eligible residents to file their taxes for free. In-person appointments are still available through the end of March. 

Placer County Health and Human Services is now providing free tax assistance to eligible individuals and families, in cooperation with the IRS and United Way, through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. 

VITA helps wage earners with the highest need receive their earned income tax credit, a refundable federal and state income tax credit for low-to moderate-income working individuals and families. Anyone earning income up to $65,000 in 2022 is eligible for this free program.

“This will be the eighth year in a row Placer residents can take advantage of this program,” said Human Services Deputy Director Greg Geisler. “Last year we were able to process 139 returns, totaling $152,354 in returned earnings our residents were entitled to.”

The program will run through March 30 and is available online at If individuals are unable to file online, appointments for locations in Auburn or Rocklin are available by calling 211 or 1-833-342-5211, starting Jan. 30.  

In addition, there will be pop-up drop-off sites throughout Placer County in Colfax, Foresthill, Sheridan and Roseville in February and March. These events will be by appointment only and offer curbside drop-off of documents with taxes prepared virtually. Contact 211 to make an appointment.


Tuesday 2/14 9:00 – 3:00

Veteran Memorial Hall 

22 Sunset Circle, Colfax


Thursday 2/23 9:00 - 3:00

Veterans Memorial Hall 

24601 Harrison St, Foresthill


Friday 2/24 & 3/24 1:00 - 5:00

First United Methodist Church

109 Washington Blvd, Roseville


Friday 3/10 9:00 - 3:00

Celebration Family Worship 

5721 Tenth Street, Sheridan