Tax Return Preparation Assistance
[Updated, April 21, 2021]
Our VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program to provide free tax preparation help is now closed. There are other resources you may access to assist you with free tax preparation.
The United Way of the Bay Area has a place to search for other local tax sites still in operation. Please visit their site here: https://earnitkeepitsaveit.org/
GetYourRefund.org – https://www.getyourrefund.org/en – has online resources to help you do your taxes yourself, or with help.
The IRS offers a few different options as well. Please use this link to learn more – https://www.irs.gov/filing/free-file-do-your-federal-taxes-for-free
Reminder: The IRS deadline to file your Federal Income Tax return has been extended until May 17, 2021.
While you must pay any taxes you owe by this date, you may also request an extension to file your return by filing out the IRS form 4868 – https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f4868.pdf. Submitting this form provides an automatic six (6) month extension to file your Federal Income Tax return by October 15, 2021. (!Not an extension to pay! You must still pay by May 17th!)
The deadlines for the State of California are the same: May 17, 2021 to pay any taxes owed. CA provides an automatic extension to file by October 15, 2021 (no form required).