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Free Tax Help File Your Taxes for Free

Our nonprofit partners make it easy to safely and securely file your taxes for free using online tools or in-person service options. If you earn less than $66,000, free tax services save you an average of $300 on tax preparation and help you claim tax credits for as much as:   

NOTE: Tax credits do not count as income and they do not affect your eligibility for benefits like CalWORKsCalFresh, or disability.

Where to get free tax help if you earned under $66,000 in 2021

These free tax services partner with VITA, an IRS program that certifies tax experts to complete your taxes. Services are available in-person, via document drop off, or conducted remotely using online tools.

  • Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA):  MEDA also assists with obtaining a Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN). For an appointment call (415) 209-5143.   
  • GetYourRefund: Submit tax information online. IRS-certified volunteers prepare your tax return and review it with you before filing.
  • MyFreeTaxes: Virtual service. File your taxes without assistance for free if you earned less than $73,000 in 2021 or have a certified volunteer prepare your tax return for you if you earned less than $58,000.
  • More free tax services:
    • Tax preparation site: View map of local sites and types of service, such as in-person, document drop off, and do-it-yourself (DIY) assistance.

Do-it-yourself, free tax filing if you earned under $73,000 in 2021

  • IRS Free File: A partnership between the IRS and commercial tax preparers that provides free online tax filing.

Community Partner Resources

Use the social media, flyers, and other materials in the SFHSA Free Tax Filing Toolkit  to spread the word about free tax services to your community members.