Free Tax Assistance


>VITA Creates Opportunities for Volunteers and Taxpayers !

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program at United Way Monterey County is focused on helping families who earn under $53,000 a year to file and claim their full tax refund. This program is unique, because our volunteers learn a valuable skill while also helping members of the community receive reliable tax counseling in a community setting. We provide sites where you can file in person, a drop off service, AND a free website you can use.

Need more information? Find out everything you need to know about free tax prep in English and Spanish.

>Taxpayer Information
You Earned It! We Help You Keep It! Come visit one of our many locations!

Free Tax Sites are generally open from February to April 15th every year. You can use our online software any time! MyFreeTaxes is available year round.

For the 2016 tax season, we will be posting information by December of 2015.


>Volunteer Information
Learn a new skill, and help others in the process!

Volunteers are the heart of the VITA Program. Each year, we search all over Monterey County for individuals who would like to be a part of this unique program! We have several positions available, ranging from customer service to tax preparation, and others.
The only commitment we ask of our volunteers is to attend all trainings needed for their certificati
on, and to commit to volunteering at a site of their choosing for the duration of the tax season.


*Click here for a list of trainings you can attend
*Click here for our volunteer interest form

>What are the benefits associated with becoming a VITA Volunteer?

  • You learn a unique new skill that can signifcantly improve your resume, or job skills in our current economy.
  • You volunteer with a team of committed people at each site- a natural networking opportunity with other professionals in the area.
  • You get the opportunity to help families in your local community in a significant, and tangible way.
  • You gain experience working with the public, leading to a better understanding of your community and local economy.

A day in the life of a VITA site!

Take a moment to fill out our VOLUNTEER INTEREST FORM to get started!
Once you sign up, a representative will contact you with more information.