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3/17/21: Important update from Project SCOUT

Thank you for your interest in tax preparation with Project SCOUT. 

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not able to take any more clients for the duration of the 2020 tax season ending on April 15th, 2021. If you have already called/emailed and left a message, one of our volunteers will be in touch in the coming days to help you. Please have your tax information ready. 

Again, we cannot take any new client requests after 3/15/2021.

 Thank you for your interest, understanding, and continued support! 
Project SCOUT
Please note:

If you
don’t owe money in your taxes or don’t plan to owe, you don’t need to file an extension and have 3 years to file. We are happy to set up an appointment for you after tax season is over. 
If you
owed last year, or if you plan to owe this year, we suggest you file an extension, mail payment, and we can help you process your taxes after tax season ending April 15th, 2021.  
For IRS, you can go to:
…or download the form by clicking below: 
For California, you can go to:
…or download the form by clicking below: 

3/17/21: Noticias importante sobre Project SCOUT

Gracias por su interes in preparacion de impouestos con Projecto SCOUT.

Unfortunadamente, a causa de la pandemia COVID-19, no Podemos tomar mas clients por el resto de la temporada de impuestos 2020 terminando en Abril 15. Si ya a llamado/mandado email y dejado mensaje, uno de nuestros voluntaries le contactara en los proximos dias para ayudarle. Por favor tener su informacion para sus impuestos lista.

Otra vez, no podremos tomar nuevos clients despues de 3/15/2021.

Gracias por su interes, atencion, y apoyo”
Project Scout

Project SCOUT (Senior Citizen OUTreach)

Project SCOUT provides free tax assistance to seniors, individuals with a disability, low-income families and individuals in Santa Cruz County. Project SCOUT also assists with general tax questions. Project SCOUT began its operations in 1968 as an independent non-profit organization. We have a corps of volunteers who assist the community with their tax-related needs during tax season. We’re also available to help on a limited basis through the full year.

We need volunteers for the upcoming Tax Season

Project SCOUT is currently getting ready for the upcoming tax season and we are looking for volunteers. We need both greeters and tax preparers for our sites. Please click
here to send an email or call us at (831) 724-2606 or (831) 318-1014 if you are interested in helping us help others. Please provide us with your contact information and the best time to contact you. Thank you.

Income Tax Assistance

Project SCOUT offers volunteer income tax assistance and tax counseling for local residents during tax season (from February 1st to April 15th) at sites throughout Santa Cruz County. Our volunteers are trained by Internal Revenue Service and Franchise Tax Board personnel to assist older adults, people with disabilities, and low-income families and individuals to prepare their tax returns. For disabled individuals unable to get to our tax sites, we have trained volunteers who will in-home tax preparation. We also provide help on an appointment basis after tax season for those who qualify.

Who Can Receive Services?

Anyone over the age of 60, those with a disability, low-income families and individuals are eligible to receive SCOUT’s Tax Assistance programs. Donations are gladly accepted.

Area Served

Project SCOUT operates throughout Santa Cruz County. The Project SCOUT office is located inside the Watsonville Senior Center.

Our contact info is:

114 East 5th Street
Watsonville, CA 95076

Many thanks to our sponsors and partners:

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