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Project SCOUT

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General Agency Information
Name: Project SCOUT
Address: 114 East Fifth Street
Watsonville,  CA  95076
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Contact Information
Primary Phone: 831-724-2606
Toll Free: 877-373-8297
Description: Project SCOUT provides free tax assistance to seniors, individuals with a disability, and low income residents of Santa Cruz County, Project SCOUT, also assists with general tax questions. Project SCOUT began its operations in 1968 as a private non-profit organization. We have a corps of volunteers from the local community. We are open to the public year round.
Programs: Project SCOUT offers volunteer income tax assistance and tax counseling for local residents during tax season at sites throughout Santa Cruz County. Our volunteers are trained by Internal Revenue Service and Franchise Tax Board personnel to assist senior, blind, disabled and low income persons to prepare their tax returns. For disabled individuals unable to get to the tax sites, we have trained volunteers who can do in-home tax preparation. We also have help available on an appointment basis after the tax season is over for people who did not file during the tax season.
Facilities: Project SCOUT’s office is located at the Watsonville Senior Center, 114 E. 5th Street Watsonville, CA 95076. (831) 724-2606 or toll-free at (877) 373-8297
Languages other than English: Spanish
Accommodations for Disabled Persons: Wheelchair Access
Public Transportation: Available Within Four Blocks
Eligibility: Low Income
Adults 60 years and up
Individuals with a disability
Fees: None
Areas Served: Santa Cruz County
Funding Source: Donations
Officials/Contact Persons
Officials: Jan Shirchild
Program Coordinator
Subject Headings
Subject Headings: Blindness
Certificates/Forms Assistance
Low Income
Moderate Income
Older Adults
Physical Disabilities
Private Nonprofits
Tax Preparation Assistance
This agency was last updated on April 18, 2019.