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Transitional Assistance Department

Tacos and Taxes! Free tax preparation on April 2

OUtreach Flyer combined_Page_1Don’t wait until the last minute to get your taxes prepared and e-filed.

If you made less than $54,000 in 2015, come to the Boys & Girls Club of San Bernardino, 1180 W. 9th Street in San Bernardino from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 2 and get your taxes done for free!

There is free parking available and the location is along OmniTrans Route 4 at the 9th and Mt. Vernon stop.

The event will feature:

  • Free tax preparation & e-filing
  • Free bag of groceries
  • Free tacos
  • Free medical screenings
  • A resource fair
  • Family activities

Walk-ins are accepted but appointments are preferred. Call (909) 347-1255 to make an appointment.

Please bring:

  • Proof of income including W-2s and 1099s
  • Documentation of deductible expenses
  • Form of Government Identification
  • Social Security Card for each family member
  • Account and routing numbers for checking or savings accounts for direct deposit and a faster refund
  • Health Insurance Marketplace Statement  (1095-A, B, and/or C)
  • Copy of 2014 tax return, if available

Click here for more information in English and Spanish.

Free income tax preparation and e-file

Broken piggy bankIt’s Your Money.  Get it!  San Bernardino County Transitional Assistance Department (TAD) is partnering with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to provide FREE Tax Preparation and e-filing services for low to moderate income taxpayers throughout the county.  The free service is available to all eligible taxpayers if you or your household made less than $54,000 in 2015!  Federal and California state returns are prepared and e-filed by IRS certified tax preparers beginning January 25,2016.  There are day and evening appointments Monday through Friday, as well as Saturday appointments available.  For more information, and to schedule your appointment at our various County locations, please visit hs.sbcounty.gov/VITA or call (909) 347-1255 or (760) 552-6176. Click here for more information.
*Bilingual services are also available

TAD Director named Administrator of the Year by state group

nancy swanson TADNancy Swanson, director of the County’s Transitional Assistance Department, was named  Administrator of the Year during the California Food Policy Advocates 2015 CalFresh Forum in Sacramento.

San Bernardino County was also recognized with the Best in Class PAI – Large County for residents’ access and use of CalFresh.

The California Food Policy Advocates Freshy Awards honor the actions of individual Californians and organizations from across the state that have worked diligently in the last year to improve CalFresh.

The California Food Policy Advocates is a non-profit organization exclusively focused on food policy and works toward increasing low-income Californians access to healthy food.

Colton TAD office relocates, offers enhanced services

TAD logoThe site of a former car dealership is now a place where Colton residents can come for a variety of assistance, including job readiness and job search classes.

In July, the San Bernardino County Transitional Assistance Department relocated its Colton office to 1900 West Valley Boulevard, a site formerly occupied by a Ford dealership.

“The new location has a much larger lobby, space for classes, and the latest technology for an enhanced customer service experience,” said Transitional Assistance Department Director Nancy Swanson.  “All of these features allow us to work toward achieving the Countywide Vision by helping our customers attain self-sufficiency.”

The 4,000 square foot lobby will feature self-service lobby management technology, including a self- service kiosk and wireless bar code readers for customers to scan applications for assistance. The technology will mean that customers will have reduced wait times and will not have to wait in line at all for some services. A handful of offices are already using the lobby management technology.

Added classroom space will allow the office to offer classes that will prepare those receiving assistance to learn job preparation and job interview skills.

“This office represents a vibrant future for our residents in Colton,” said Fifth District Supervisor Josie Gonzales. “Those needing assistance can come here to apply for much needed services for themselves and their families and then be equipped with skills that will allow them to find employment and achieve self-sufficiency.”

The Transitional Assistance Department is doing its part to help the community achieve the Countywide Vision by ensuring residents have the resources they need to provide the necessities of life to their families while setting a course for self-sufficiency. Information on the Countywide Vision can be found at www.sbcounty.gov/vision.

Free income tax preparation and e-filing available

IRS_efileYou earned it.  Claim it!  The San Bernardino County Transitional Assistance Department (TAD) is partnering with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to provide FREE Tax Preparation and e-filing services for low to moderate income taxpayers throughout the county.  The free service is available to all eligible taxpayers if you or your household made less than $53,000 in 2014!  Federal and California state returns are prepared and e-filed by IRS certified tax preparers beginning January 26, 2015.  There are day and evening appointments Monday through Friday, as well as Saturday appointments available.  For more information, and to schedule your appointment at our various County locations, please visit hs.sbcounty.gov/VITA or call (909) 252-4903 or (760) 552-6175.
*Bilingual services are also available

Click here for more details in both English and Spanish.

County prepared to assist citizens seeking health insurance

coveredcaSan Bernardino County Transitional Assistance Department’s call centers are ready to answer the calls of residents seeking to enroll in Health Care Reform (HCR) Pre-Enrollment, part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), beginning today, October 1.
Staff will receive Medi-Cal eligible phone calls transferred from Covered California to help to enroll residents in expanded Medi-Cal and other Health Care coverage options via the Covered California Exchange/Marketplace. Staff will handle inquiries by phone as well as lobby walk-ins regarding health care options.
For more information about covered California, visit the Covered California website at  www.coveredca.com or call 1-800-300-1506

Transitional Assistance Department prepares for Affordable Care Act

TADlogoTAD is preparing to implement the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Enrollment efforts begin Oct.1.  There will be an estimated 95,000 additional eligible San Bernardino County residents to the Covered California Health Insurance Plan options.  TAD is preparing to serve this new population of customers and moving forward with plans for training and certifying staff in August and September on both the new policies as well as using the California Healthcare Eligibility, Enrollment and Retention System (CalHEERS).

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