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It is not too late to file your taxes!

You may qualify for credits such as Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit!

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Thank you for your interest in tax preparation with Project SCOUT. Please call (831) 724-2606 for an appointment. Please leave your full name, where you live in Santa Cruz or San Benito County, and what it is that you need assistance with.
If you want to do your own taxes for free, Project SCOUT offers a “Facilitated Self-Assistance” (FSA) option. Link is here: http://tinyurl.com/SCOUTFSA

Volunteers will be available to help with questions as you use the FSA option. If you need help with or throughout the process, please call (831) 724-2606 or email scoutfsa@gmail.com

For your drop-off appointments at Project SCOUT sites:

This message is for file download and information only. No files will be received or processed on this website. Make sure you do not send any information here, unless requested by a volunteer/preparer.

STEP 1: Download Flyer so you know what to bring for your appointment!


STEP 2: For your appointment you need to download and fill out the following:

Intake Sheet:


Consent Form:


If you have not done so, please call (831) 724-2606 and leave a message with:

Your full legal name.
The city in Santa Cruz or San Benito County you live in.
What income sources you need to report in your taxes.

We will call you back with an appointment time ASAP.

Virtual Office Assistant,
Project SCOUT
(831) 724-2606

Gracias por su interés en preparación de impuestos con Proyecto SCOUT para el año tributario 2022. Citas son otorgadas únicamente por teléfono al (831) 724-2606.

Si usted quiere hacer sus propios impuestos gratis, Proyecto SCOUT ofrece una opción de “Asistencia Auto-Facilitada” (FSA, por sus iniciales in Ingles). El enlace está aquí: http://tinyurl.com/SCOUTFSA

Voluntarios estarán disponibles para asistir con preguntas cuando use la opción FSA. Si necesita ayuda con o durante el proceso por favor e-mail: scoutfsa@gmail.com o llamar (831) 724-2606

Para citas donde dejara sus documentos en TODOS sitios de Proyecto SCOUT:

Este email es únicamente para bajar formas e información. No se recibirán ni procesarán formas aquí. No mande información aquí solo que se le requiera por uno de nuestros voluntarios.

PASO 1: Descargue el volante informativo con información para que llevar a su cita!


PASO 2: Para su cita necesitara bajar y llenar los siguientes:

Forma de Admisión:


Forma de Consentimiento:


Si no lo ha hecho, por favor llamar al (831) 724-2606 y deje un mensaje con su nombre legal completo, edad, donde en el condado de Santa Cruz o San Benito es que vive, y déjenos saber cuales son sus fuentes de ingresos para reportar in sus impuestos. Le llamaremos con una cita lo mas pronto posible.

Asistente Virtual de Oficina,
Project SCOUT
(831) 724-2606

It is not too late to file your taxes! You may qualify for credits such as Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit!

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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