El Dorado County Free Tax Prep

VITA Free Tax Prep

The El Dorado County Free Tax Prep site contains information and resources to support free tax preparation in El Dorado County.

Free tax preparation is offered under the VITA program sponsored by the United Way, California Capital Region, and the Tax-Aide program sponsored by the AARP Foundation. Both programs are operated under the auspices of the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance/Tax Counseling for the Elderly (VITA/TCE) program. All volunteer tax preparers receive IRS training and must pass an IRS certification test.

There are strict rules of ethics governing security and privacy of your tax return. You will never be asked to pay a fee and we cannot accept any money or donations for preparing your taxes.

Typical tax preparation appointments last for one hour. We will conduct an interview of your tax situation, prepare your return, quality review your return with you, and, if you approve, we will e-file your Federal and California tax returns.

Complex tax situations such as real estate rental involving depreciation, small businesses with inventory or employees, and cryptocurrency sales are out-of-scope for the Tax-Aide and VITA programs. However, our volunteers are trained in itemized deductions, Schedule C for small business, and Schedule D for investment income. You can read more about the VITA/TCE service details and limitations here.

El Dorado County United Way VITA Site

Under the terms of our IRS grant, we can only prepare tax returns with a gross income under $66,000. If your income is above that level, please make an appointment with an AARP Tax-Aide site.

Site Address Days Hours Open/Close Dates Appt. Phone
Placerville Senior Center 937 Spring St, Placerville Closed for the season (530) 497-0380

El Dorado County AARP Tax-Aide Sites

AARP Tax-Aide sites have no income limitations or age restrictions. You do not have to be a member of AARP to have your taxes prepared.

Site Address Days Hours Open/Close Dates Appt. Phone
Cameron Park Community Center 2502 Country Club Dr, Cameron Park Closed for the season (530) 395-3101
Garden Valley Fire Department 4860 Marshall Rd, Garden Valley Closed for the season (530) 235-6332
Gold Country Retirement Center 6041 Golden Center Ct, Placerville Fully booked
No appts. remaining
Feb 7 - Apr 13, 2024 (530) 303-8115
Lake Tahoe Senior Center 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd. South Lake Tahoe Monday
2:00pm - 6:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm
9:00am - 1:00pm
Feb 1 - Apr 13, 2024 No Appointment Needed
El español está
disponible los jueves.
Pollock Pines Community Church 6361 Pony Express Trl, Pollock Pines Closed for the season (530) 497-0368