“The best tax site in the nation,” said the Los Angeles IRS office in 2010, resides at the Dons Net Café at Santa Barbara High School. There, IRS-certified student volunteers can complete income tax returns for low-income individuals and offer assistance to SBHS alumni or parents. “We want everyone who is eligible for refundable tax credits … to get them, and child-tax credits!” the Dons’ website affirms, citing especially Earned Income Tax Credit and Education Credits.
The volunteers staff Room 70 on campus from 3-6 p.m. on Thursdays, and request that visitors check in at the principal’s office first. More information is available at (805) 963-8597.