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FREE Tax Preparation VITA (Oakland, CA)


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Due to COVID19, we provide virtual services through  phone and on-line.
Also, we take drop-off tax documents (only Xerox copies please)

Every Saturday and Sunday between 10 AM ~ 3 PM

Please call  510-740-5857  or  email : [email protected] to register a service. 

Since 2007, the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation has been assisting eligible taxpayers across the United States file their annual income tax through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

How to receive help:

  1. Please call 510-740-5857 for registration. Appointment needed.
  2. Please ensure you satisfy the following requirements for eligibility:
      • Total household income less than $60,000
      • Less than 5 stock transactions in 2022
      • No rental income
      • No 1040 NR (Nonresident Alien)
      • No 1099-MISC claiming expenses
      • No separate filing for married couples
  3. Please be prepared with the following required documents for your appointment:
      • Photo ID for you, spouse and/or dependent(s)
      • Social Security card or ITIN card for all family members
      • All forms of W-2, 1099, and other income
      • All forms and documentation for deductions, such as 1098 (Mortgage Interest), 1098T (Tuition Statement) and expenses, child care expenses and provider’s Tax ID number
      • Last year’s tax return
      • Copy of voided check
      • Health Insurance Card and/or 1095 form
      • Identity Protection Pin # (if you have)

For any other questions, please call 510-740-5857 or email.

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