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During the tax filing season, early February to April 15th, Alliance for African Assistance operates its free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program in partnership with the IRS. Volunteers are trained and certified by the IRS to prepare income taxes for low-moderate income San Diego residents. This service is open to all low-moderate income individuals and families and is 100% free of charge. Please call to schedule an appointment.

When you come to file your taxes, you will need to bring the following items:

  • Social Security Card or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number for each family member
  • Valid California ID for yourself and spouse, if applicable
  • W-2s for all jobs worked during the tax year
  • All 1099 forms for other income, if any
  • Child care provider’s name, address, and tax id number, if applicable
  • Any other tax related documents you have received
  • Voided bank check if you are requesting direct deposit
  • A copy of last year’s return
  • If you status is married filing joint, both spouses must be present to sign return