Placer County is offering free tax preparation assistance to low income individual and families in the area.

As part of the Placer County Health and Human Services Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, free tax assistance will be available this tax season. Trained volunteers will be providing the assistance to qualified individuals and families who earned $54,000 or less in 2017.

According to the county, the program “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. Last year, VITA filings netted Placer County residents more than a half-million dollars in returns.”

Those who would like tax help can mark the following dates and locations on their calendars:

Auburn – Jan. 29 – March 26

Placer County Human Services

1919 Grass Valley Highway Ste. 190

Auburn, CA 95603

Open Mondays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Kings Beach – Feb. 2 – April 13

North Tahoe Family Resource Center (through AARP)

*No income requirements at this location, though other restrictions may apply.

265 Bear Street

Kings Beach, CA 96143

Open Fridays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Rocklin – Jan. 29 – March 29

Placer County Human Services

1000 Sunset Boulevard

Rocklin, CA 95765

Open Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Four tax preparation events also will take place at the Rocklin site, 1000 Sunset Boulevard, on Feb. 3 and 24, and March 10 and 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Make an appointment at 800-500-4931. For the North Lake Tahoe area, call 530-546-0952, or email info@northtahoefrc.org.

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