Individuals and families who need help preparing their income tax return are invited to attend a kickoff event Saturday for the Sacramento County Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.
The event, scheduled to from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m at Grant High School, 1400 Grand Ave., Sacramento, is sponsored by the Sacramento Coalition for Working Families and Board of Equalization member George Runner.
The program provides free tax preparation to individuals and families who may not be able to afford a tax preparer. VITA volunteers have been trained and certified by the Internal Revenue Service.
The federal government is offering up to $5,891 in earned income tax credits to households earning less than $50,270 annually, according to a news release. Free VITA events throughout California help qualified taxpayers receive federal and state tax credits.
The tax preparation assistance is offered at select schools, community centers and nonprofit organizations throughout Sacramento County.
Sacramento County residents can make an appointment by calling 2-1-1. For more information, see the website at http://www.boe.ca.gov/runner/vita.htm.