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
1 PM – 9 PM
Saturday availability varies
Please call 211 for info
1 PM – 9 PM
Saturday availability varies
Please call 211 for info
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.