Free Tax Preparation in San Francisco CA Claim Earned Income Credit

By | December 28, 2015

Let qualified professionals assist you in filing your return. Learn about the EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT as well as other tax credits that may available to you. Please arrive early. Clients will be served on a first-come, first-served basis. The program is open to all individuals and families with total gross incomes less than $53,000.

How to File Taxes for Free in San Francisco?

Sponsored by the United Way of the Bay Area and a range of partners, the Earn It Keep It Save It program is available for households that earned less than $50,000 in 2011. Last year, Earn It Keep It Save It processed $63.8 million in refunds for almost 60,000 Bay Area households, including $20.2 million in earned income tax credits.

Information to Bring for Free VITA Tax Preparation in San Francisco

  • Tax forms from your job (Form W2)
  • Any tax forms from your bank or job (including Form 1099s)
  • Social Security cards or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number cards for you, your children and/or your spouse
  • Any tax forms for your Social Security income or retirement income
  • Any other tax forms showing income you received
  • Any forms related to a student loan or tuition you paid including the cost of course materials
  • The name, address and Social Security number or Employer Identification Number for your babysitter or child care provider
  • Property tax statements
  • A canceled check for direct deposit (to get your refund faster)
  • Health Insurance statement for 2014, 1095-A (if you have it)


Free Tax Preparation Sites in San Francisco

San Francisco
Annunciation Cathedral
Sponsored by
Hemming Morse, Inc.
245 Valencia Street
Bayanihan Community Center
Sponsored by GGU
1010 Mission Street

Bayview Wells Fargo
Sponsored by Wells Fargo
3801 3rd Street
Street Parking Only

Buchanan YMCA
Sponsored by Deloitte Tax, LLP
1530 Buchanan Street

George Washington High
Hosted by Richmond Village
Beacon Center
600 32nd Ave., Building T-1

Glide Memorial Church
Sponsored by Farella, Braun &
Martel, LLP
330 Ellis Street, Freedom Hall

OMI/Excelsior Beacon Center
Sponsored by KPMG, LLP
241 Oneida Avenue
entrance on Seneca through

San Francisco
Salvation Army Chinatown
Sponsored by
Walter & Elise Haas Fund
1450 Powell Street

San Francisco AIDS
Sponsored by
Charles Schwab Foundation
SFAF Clients Only
1035 Market, #400

San Francisco Housing
Development Corporation
Sponsored by
The San Francisco Foundation
4439 Third Street

Sunset Beacon Center
Sponsored by
Allianz Global Investors
3925 Noriega Street

Tenderloin School
Sponsored by KPMG, LLP
627 Turk Street

Visitacion Valley Library
Sponsored by Tax-Aid
Board of Directors
201 Leland Avenue

Daly City
Daly City Public Library
Sponsored by
Walter & Elise Haas Fund
40 Wembley Drive

East Palo Alto
East Palo Alto Family YMCA
Sponsored by
Fenwick & West
550 Bell St # B

College of Marin
Sponsored by Single Stop USA
835 College Avenue
Student Services, Room 124

Menlo Park
Sponsored by Single Stop USA
1200 O’Brien Drive
Open: 1/27-4/16

Mountain View
Mountain View Public Library
Sponsored by Intuit
585 Franklin Street

Sponsored by
Walter & Elise Haas Fund
1301 30th Avenue

Lincoln Recreation Center
Sponsored by
Walter & Elise Haas Fund
250 10th Street

Redwood City
Fair Oaks Community Center
Sponsored by Boston Private
Bank & Trust Company
2600 Middlefield Road

San Jose
Salvation Army San Jose
Sponsored by Deloitte Tax, LLP
395 N. 4th Street

San Mateo
Martin Luther King
Community Center
Sponsored by San Francisco
Federal Credit Union
725 Monte Diablo Avenue

San Pablo
Contra Costa College
Sponsored by Single Stop USA
2600 Mission Bell Drive,
SSC Conference Room B

San Rafael
Albert J. Boro Comm. Center
Sponsored by Deloitte Tax, LLP
50 Canal Street

Columbia Neighborhood
785 Morse Avenue

Sunnyvale Public Library
Sponsored by Intuit
665 W Olive Avenue

Veterans Home of CA,
Holderman Hospital
Sponsored by Deloitte Tax, LLP
150 California Drive


Other San Francisco Free Tax Preparation

MEDA’s VITA Site Free Tax Preparation Program serves low- and moderate-income families in the San Francisco Bay Area by providing:

  • Free year-round tax return preparation
  • Benefits screening and assessment for other related services
  • Self-employed tax education (read information in English or Spanish)

MEDA also offers financially challenged, Spanish-speaking clients free assistance for filing the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) and Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) application services.

If you are interested in free tax services, please call: (415) 282-3334 ext. 178;