Community Action Partnership Offering Free Tax Preparation Services


Families with household incomes of less than $49,000 are invited to take advantage of free tax preparation services being provided by Community Action Partnership of Riverside County. IRS Certified tax preparers will prepare and file tax returns for low-income tax payers, taking advantage of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). EITC is a refundable federal tax credit for working families. This credit helps reduce the tax burden on low and moderate-income families.

Eleven Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites throughout Riverside County will provide weekend and evening hours and will have bilingual volunteers to assist taxpayers. Families who have their returns E-filed can receive their direct deposit refunds within 7-10 days. Free tax preparation will be available through April 14, 2012. Locations in Blythe and Lake Elsinore will be open by appointment only.

Based on earnings and family situation, taxpayers can receive up to $5,751 in Earned Income Tax Credit refunds. Families may also qualify for other tax credits, including the Child Tax Credit, which can reduce a family’s tax liability by up to $1,000 per child. Also, refunds may be split and direct deposited into up to three different bank accounts. General financial services and other resource information are also available at the sites.

For more information, please contact Community Action Partnership of Riverside County at (951) 955-4900 or (800) 511-1110. Free tax preparation will be available at the following sites.

Arlanza Library
8267 Philbin Ave., Riverside
Thu. 11 am – 5 pm
Sat. 10 am – 1 pm

Casa Blanca Family Center
2985 Madison St., Riverside
Thu. 11 am – 5 pm
Sat. 10 am – 4 pm

Center for Employment Training
49111 Highway 111, Coachella
Wed., Thu. 10 am – 2 pm
Fri. 3pm – 7pm & Sat. 10 am – 2 pm

Desert Hot Springs Family Resource Center
14201 Palm Drive, Suite 108, Desert Hot Springs
Mon., Tues., Thu. 9 am – 2 pm
Wed., 9 am – 12 noon

Glen Avon Library
9244 Galena St., Riverside
Thu. 10 am – 4 pm
Sat. 10 am – 12 noon

Mount San Jacinto College
Main Campus – Bldg 100, Rm110
1499 N. State St., San Jacinto
Sat. 10 am – 4 pm
There will be a $1 charge for parking at this location.
Park in lot D

Riverside City College
Main Campus – Lovekin E3
4800 Magnolia Ave., Riverside
Sat. 10 am – 4 pm
Park in lot G (White spaces only)

Southwest Veterans’ Business Resource Center
227 North D St., Suite C, Perris
Mon. – Thu. 10 am – 2 pm
Fri. & Sat. 10 am – 4 pm

Moreno Valley Youth Opportunity Center
22635 Alessandro Blvd., Suite C., Moreno Valley
Tue., Wed., Thu. 2 pm – 6 p.m
Fri & Sat 10 am – 4 pm


Blythe Community Center
445 N Broadway, Blythe
Call 760-922-8830 for appointment

Lake Elsinore Senior Center
420 E Lakeshore Drive, Lake Elsinore
Call 951-674-2526 for appointment

Richard Lemire, CCAP
Sr. Public Information Specialist
Community Action Partnership of Riverside County
2038 Iowa Avenue, Suite B-102
Riverside, CA 92507
(951) 955-6369