volunteer income tax assistance

Need Help Filing your Taxes?

Did you make less than $57,000 in 2021?

You may be eligible to have one of our IRS-certified volunteers prepare your income tax returns at no cost to you.

Our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers tax assistance by IRS-certified volunteers at the following MAAC locations*:

Mercado Apartments
2001 Newton Avenue
San Diego, CA 92113
San Martin De Porres Apartments
9119 Jamacha Road
Spring Valley, CA 91977
Seniors on Broadway
845 Broadway
Chula Vista, CA 91911
Tuesdays
1 PM – 9 PM
Saturday availability varies
Please call 211 for info
Wednesdays
1 PM – 9 PM
Saturday availability varies
Please call 211 for info
Thursdays
1 PM – 9 PM
Saturday availability varies
Please call 211 for info

Sites open January 19th through April 16th.

*Appointments are required; Walk-ins cannot be accommodated. Drop offs are welcome.

Please call 211 or visit myfreetaxes.org to schedule an appointment

What to Bring:

  • Picture ID and Social Security cards or Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITIN) for all individuals listed on the return
  • Copy of last year’s tax return
  • Proof of income such as W-2’s and 1099 forms and other tax-related documents for 2021
  • Routing and account number for direct deposit
  • Health Coverage information for each person on the return if health insurance was provided though the marketplace
  • If filing a joint return, both taxpayer and spouse must be present to sign return
  • Direct deposit information (voided check)

Our VITA tax sites cover the following scope of service:
  • W-2 Income
  • Limited Interest and Dividend Income Reported on a 1099-INT or 1099-DIV (SCH B)
  • Retirement Income
  • Student Education Expenses
  • Unemployment Income
  • Student Education Credits
  • Student Loan Interest
  • Standard Deduction or Itemized Deduction (SCH A)
  • Earned Income Tax Credit (EIC)
  • Child Tax Credits
  • Child and Dependent Care Expenses
  • Capital Gain or Loss (SCH D)
  • Business Income or Loss (SCH C)
  • Amended Individual Tax Return (for returns completed at a MAAC VITA site)
  • Applications for IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN)
  • ITIN Renewals

Interested in becoming a VITA volunteer? Please contact Elizabeth Herrera, eherrera@maacproject.org.