What is VITA? The VITA sites provide accessible location for taxpayers to get assistance in preparing their state and federal income tax returns. There is no charge to have returns completed and e-filed.

Hours of VITA operation: The VITA sites will be operating at:

Community Services & Workforce Development (CSWD), 1111 San Felipe Road, Suite 108, Hollister, CA 95023, (831) 637-9293

Wednesdays, 6:00-9:30 pm – February 5 – April 9th
Community Food Bank of SBC, 1133 San Felipe Road, Hollister, CA 95023, (831) 637-0340
Mondays, 5:30-8:30 pm – February 3 – April 7th

VITA tax preparer volunteers: All tax preparers at the site participate in classroom training, along with individual on-line study, in order to become fully certified before completing returns. All preparers are volunteers and receive no compensation for their service at the site.

Income Requirement: Having an income below $57,000 is the only requirement for having your tax return completed at a VITA site.

What to bring with you

  • photo identification,
  • social security cards for each member of the household and
  • your income information (such as your W-2’s)
  • last year’s tax return
  • Your bank routing number and account number (to take advantage of direct deposit for any refunds.)

 Spanish language assistance is also available.

No appointment is necessary.

 Returns are completed on a first come, first served basis.

For further program information, contact: Mary Anne Hughes (831) 637-0340 or e-mail vita.hollister@gmail.com