Free Tax Help Bay Area

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Free Tax Help Bay Area Filing Options


In-Person Tax Preparation and Drop-Off

Use the map below to find your closest tax site. You can also filter by special requirements and services.

Please be sure to contact sites directly to verify days and hours of operation as they may change without notice.


DIY Taxes (Online)

This is the main option for Foreign Students

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DIY Taxes


Online Tax Preparation

We have partnered with Code for America to offer 100% online filing. Fill out a quick online interview, upload documents to our secure portal, and our IRS-Certified tax preparers will prepare them virtually.

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Free Tax Help Bay Area is a coalition of organizations that provide free tax help throughout the Bay Area led by United Way Bay Area in partnership with the IRS. Our services are free, secure, and high-quality. Tax returns are prepared by trained and IRS-certified volunteers.

We ensure taxpayers maximize their refunds by claiming cash-back tax credits like the Federal and California Earned Income Tax Credit, and the Federal and California Child Tax Credit. California residents who made less than $30,000 in 2021 may be eligible for up to $8,000 in state and federal tax credits, depending on income and family size.


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