COACHELLA (CBSLA) – Free tax preparation services are being offered at locations across the desert for the third consecutive year by certified volunteers from Coachella Valley Community Tax Services.

The tax preparation services will be available the following locations:

  • CSUSB-Palm Desert Campus,
    37-500 Cook Street, Palm Desert, CA 92211
    Indian Wells Building, Rm 307
  • La Quinta Wellness Center
    78450 Avenida La Fonda,
    La Quinta, CA 92253
  • College of the Desert-Indio Campus
    45524 Oasis St.,
    Indio, CA 92201,
    Rm 104
  • City of Coachella Public Library
    1500 6th St.,
    Coachella, CA, 92236

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 here.

(© Copyright 2019 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)

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