Where To Find Free Tax Prep For Low-Income Filers

Thursday, March 8, 2018
By Elma Gonzalez, Tarryn Mento

You likely may not be looking forward to doing your taxes this year. For some lower-income filers, there’s free help.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, also known as VITA, places trained volunteers in regions across the country, including more than two dozen in San Diego. You may be eligible for the service if you make less than $54,000, need assistance with English or have a disability.

U.S. Congressman Juan Vargas is hosting a one-time VITA location Friday at the SDSU Imperial Valley campus in Calexico, but other sites will be open through tax day in April.

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See below for a map of those locations, with details about languages spoken, hours available and contact information to make an appointment. Users of the service are expected to bring a specific list of documents. The list is also available in multiple languages.