The due date for the 2021 federal and California income tax returns was April 18, 2022. If you have not filed your taxes yet, you should request an extension. 

The fastest and easiest way to get an extension is through IRS Free File on IRS.gov. Taxpayers can electronically request an extension on Form 4868. Filing this form gives taxpayers until Oct. 17 to file their tax return. To get the extension, taxpayers must estimate their tax liability on this form and should timely pay any amount due. Note that an extension to file is not an extension of time to pay any income tax due with your 2021 returns.

 

Tax-Aid offers free service to people that earn less than $58,000 a year.

Tax-Aid is offering virtual tax services. That means you can email or mail us all of your tax documents and we will prepare your tax return for you. Everything will be sent back to you via email or mail. If you want to email us your documents, you will either need a scanner or the camera on your phone or computer to take photos of your tax documents.

If you earned more than $58,000 we will not be able to help you with your taxes.

Please follow these steps:

Step 1:

Complete our tax questionnaire completely

Click this link to complete the questionnaire (If you earned more than $58,000 in 2021, you are not eligible for Tax-Aid’s assistance. Please do not complete the questionnaire.). 
If you prefer, you may download, print and mail us the questionnaire via US mail to our office along with COPIES OF all of your tax documents using the Checklist below. DO NOT SEND US YOUR ORIGINAL TAX DOCUMENTS. WE ARE NOT ABLE TO RETURN THESE DOCUMENTS TO YOU AND THEY WILL BE DESTROYED.
Please note, we check our mail only once a week so this is the slowest option. 

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Step 2:

Provide your tax documents

 

If you submit your tax questionnaire via this website with the link above, you will be given an option to directly upload your tax documents into a secure file folder unique to you. You can use a scanner or the camera on your phone to take photos of your tax documents that pertain to your situation. Please refer to the Checklist of Tax Forms below for the items we need. If you were self employed, Uber/Lyft driver or contactor: complete this form. 

 

 

Step 3:

Send an email to us 

Send an email to us at admin@tax-aid.org or call us at 415-229-9240 and let us know you’ve sent us all of your documents.

 

 

Step 4:

Tax-Aid will contact you

Tax-Aid will contact you to set up an appointment to review your documents with you and let you know about the next steps.

If you earned more than $58,000 we will not be able to help you with your taxes.