Free tax preparation services are being offered at locations across the desert for the third year in a row by certified volunteers from Coachella Valley Community Tax Services.
The tax preparation services will be available at locations in Palm Desert, La Quinta, Indio and Coachella through April 13, CVCTS Program Director Sarah Castro said.
Households that earn $60,000 or less are eligible for the program. People seeking assistance must bring photo identification and a Social Security card or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number for every person included on the tax return, as well as all tax documents and written verification of bank routing and account numbers, according to CVCTS.
Spanish-speaking volunteers are available, but availability for appointments depends on the location.
In 2016, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance opened in the Coachella Valley, completing a total of 117 returns that year alone. Last year, 205 tax returns were completed in three different locations across the desert, according to the CVCTS website. Volunteer Income Tax Assistance was rebranded to Coachella Valley Community Tax Services in 2017.
Locations in Indio and Coachella were added this year.
More information can be found at coachellavalleytaxes.com/.
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