Contra Costa County: Get Your Taxes Done for Free

It’s tax season again and there is a way to help qualifying filers file their taxes for free!

Every tax season the United Way Bay Area teams up with local nonprofits to lead the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) coalition to provide free tax-filing services to clients with a household income under $55,000.

Eligible clients with income under $55,000 are able to take advantage of tax credits that are linked to breaking the cycle of poverty; such as the Federal and State Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). To receive these services, clients can find a tax site near them at www.earnitkeepitsaveit.org and filter through over 200 free tax sites in the Bay Area.

  • For additional help in navigating the system, call 211 and an operator can assist you.
  • CLICK HERE for a printable and downloadable document with more information about the program and what to bring to a VITA site (in English and Spanish).
  • To learn more about Earn It! Keep It! Save It! (EKS), click here to visit www.earnitkeepitsaveit.org