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Volunteer Income Tax Preparation (VITA)

The VITA Program offers free tax assistance to individuals who meet certain qualifications.  Volunteers help prepare basic tax returns for low-income taxpayers or those with special needs such as the elderly, non-English and Limited English Proficient persons, and persons with disabilities.  We offer assistance in the following languages: English, Arabic, Spanish, Swahili, Dari, Urdu, Farsi, Karen, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Korean, and Hindi.
For more information regarding VITA please contact

Henok Mulat at (619) 286-9052 ext. 285 
Once you have an appointment, please bring the following: 
•    Proof of identification – picture identification 
•    Social Security Cards for you, your spouse, and dependents or a Social Security Number verification letter issues by the Social Security Administrator or
•    Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) assignment letter for you, your spouse, and dependents 
•    Proof of foreign status (if applying for an ITIN
•    Birth date for you, your spouse, and dependents on the tax return
•    Wage and earning statement(s) Form W-2, W-2G, 1099-R, 1099-Misc from all employers 
•    Interest and dividend statements from banks (Form 1099)
•    A copy of last year’s federal and state returns if available 
•    Proof of bank account routing numbers and account numbers for direct deposit, such as a voided blank check
•    Total paid for daycare provider and the daycare provider’s tax identifying number (the provider’s Social Security Number or the provider’s business Employer Identification Number) if appropriate
•    Forms 1095-A, B, or C, Affordable Health Care Statements 
•    To file taxes electronically on a married-filing-joint tax return, both spouses much be present to sign the required forms 

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