VACAVILLE — A program that helps low-income people prepare their taxes will have a kickoff event at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Vacaville Library/Cultural Center, 1020 Ulatis Drive.
“Earn It! Keep It! Save It!” Solano will be available at various sites during the tax season. It serves taxpayers making no more than $51,000 annually, helping them to prepare their returns without the expense of a paid preparer. Those with incomes of $57,000 or less can take advantage of a new self-assistance program.
A new service in Vacaville will help taxpayers who couldn’t use the program in the past because of scheduling conflicts. Volunteers at the Cultural Center branch will perform the initial screening, deliver the paperwork to a site that can prepare the return and have a certified preparer phone the client to complete the return.
Members of the public can hear more about the program at the Thursday event. The program is sponsored by The Children’s Network in partnership with United Way of the Bay Area, the Internal Revenue Service and various community groups.
“We are excited to get the word out to everyone that we’re here, and we’re ready to serve the public all across Solano County,” The Children’s Network volunteer Kevin Gong said. “We are expanding the number of sites open this year and broadening our program to include more ways of preparing your taxes for free, ranging from traditional sit-down tax preparation with a trained volunteer to options that allow taxpayers to electronically file their taxes on their own with advice from our team.”
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