Free tax prep for individuals and families

Published Feb. 3, 2022

Placer County Health and Human Services is now providing free tax assistance to eligible individuals and families, in cooperation with the IRS and United Way, through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. 

VITA helps wage earners with the highest need receive their earned income tax credit, a refundable federal and state income tax credit for low-to moderate-income working individuals and families. Anyone earning income up to $57,000 in 2021 is eligible for this free program.

“This will be the seventh year in a row Placer residents can take advantage of this program,” said Human Services Deputy Director Greg Geisler. “Last year we were able to process 149 returns, totaling $229,947 in returned earnings our residents were entitled to.”

The program will run through March 31 and is available online at If individuals are unable to file online, appointments for locations in Auburn or Rocklin are available by calling 211 or 1-833-342-5211.  

In addition, United Way will be hosting “e-bus” drop-off events in Colfax and Foresthill. These events will be by appointment only and offer curbside drop-off of documents with taxes prepared virtually.

  • Sierra Vista Community Center parking lot (55 School St, Colfax) on March 14, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Foresthill Memorial Hall parking lot (24601 Harrison St, Foresthill) on Feb. 28, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.