Project Scout Tax Assistance

Project SCOUT (Senior Citizen OUTreach), is a program of the Seniors Council of Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties, providing free tax assistance to the elderly, disabled and low-income populations.

All returns are prepared by IRS Certified Volunteer Tax Preparers.
First come, first served.

Mondays 4:00-7:00 p.m., February 2nd through April 13th
Main Library, Meeting Room

Fridays 3:00-5:00 p.m., February 6th through April 10th
Main Library, Meeting Room

Help spread the word to all of our county’s working individuals and families about this wonderful FREE service, sponsored and funded by the IRS and United Way of Santa Cruz County.  VITA preparers ensure each client claims all the credits due them – free of charge!!!

For more information about Project SCOUT, call their Watsonville office at 831-724-2606 or toll-free at 1-877-373-8297, or visit their website at

2015 VITA Free Tax Preparation site schedule for Santa Cruz County