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Free Tax Help How to File Your Taxes for Free

Extended deadline for filing taxes: May 17, 2021 (5/17/2021)

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

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

Where to get free tax help if you earned under $66,000 in 2020

These free tax services partner with VITA, an IRS program that certifies tax experts to complete your taxes. This year, most services are conducted remotely using online tools, document drop-off, and phone appointments. Some offer in-person service on a case-by-case basis.

Do-it-yourself, free tax filing if you earned under $72,000 in 2020

  • IRS Free File: A partnership between the IRS and commercial tax preparers that provides free online tax filing.
  • Do-it-yourself filing webinar: Check back for updates on this event.