FREE income tax preparation for persons with earnings under $54,000 in 2016. Trained volunteers prepare and e-file state and federal tax returns at no cost. The ten Ventura County sites are listed on the flyer. Appointments can be made by calling 2-1-1 beginning January 19. VITA sites will prepare returns beginning February 4. This is the second year for CalEITC, the California tax credit for working families.