Free tax prep for individuals and families

Published Jan. 25, 2024

Tax help program logo with money and tax docs Maximize your refund with free tax help this year! Placer County Health and Human Services is 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 up to $8,000 in 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 2023 is eligible for this free program.

“We appreciate the volunteers and staff members who have supported this program for nearly a decade,” said Human Services Deputy Director Greg Geisler. “Last year we processed 183 returns and brought $259,459 in refunds back into our community.”

The program runs Jan. 31 through March 29 and is available online at yourfreetaxprep.org. If individuals are unable to file online, drop-off appointments for locations in Auburn or Rocklin are available by calling 211 or 1-833-342-5211.

In addition, there will be pop-up drop-off sites throughout Placer County in Colfax, Foresthill and Sheridan 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.

Colfax 

Wednesday 2/14 and Tuesday 3/19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sierra Vista Community Center

55 School St, Colfax

Foresthill

Thursday 2/29 and Thursday 3/28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Veterans Memorial Hall 

24601 Harrison St, Foresthill

Roseville 

Mondays 2/5 -3/18 except 2/12 and 2/16 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Roseville Square Center

415 Roseville Square, Roseville

Sheridan (E-Bus event)

Friday 2/9 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Celebration Family Worship 

5721 Tenth Street, Sheridan

Lincoln (E-Bus event)

Friday 2/16 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Lincoln McBean Park

65 McBean Park Drive, Lincoln

Rocklin (E-Bus event)

Friday 2/23 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Johnson Springview Park

5480 5th St., Rocklin

Click here for a flyer with more information (English and Spanish).