Free Tax Assistance


Did you know that if you make $54,000 or less, you can get your taxes done for FREE?

United Way of Merced provides free tax preparation through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program better known as VITA. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.

Don’t forget to mention CalEITC while filing your taxes. What is CalEITC? CLICK HERE.

Check out the flyer displayed at the bottom of the page to know what documents to bring.

Individuals can get their taxes done for free one of two ways. They can visit a tax preparation site in their county or file on their own online. View below for options.

In person:

United Way (Merced, CA)

658  W. Main Street

Every Other Saturday-Starting, February 3rd


(209) 383-4242

Only accepting walk-ins

Salvation Army (Los Banos, CA)

123 4th Street

Monday thru Saturday- Starting, January 30th


(209) 827-4945

Only accepting appointments 


        Visit MyFreeTaxes and follow the instructions.

All sources are creditable and safe.

CLICK HERE to find other free tax preparation sites that aren’t through VITA.

Make sure to file your taxes before April 18, 2018!


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