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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 call (909) 252-4903 or (760) 552-6175.
*Bilingual services are also available

Click here for more details in both English and Spanish.

70 thoughts on "Free income tax preparation and e-filing available"

  1. Faith Crowell says:

    I have 2015 social security returns I was not employed I did not work in 2015 However do I need to file my taxes for the year of 2015

    1. Hi Faith. Unfortunately, the county cannnot answer questions about tax return requirements. The tax preparation services the county offers are through qualified tax consultants. We would advise that you pose that question to a tax preparation consultant, a tax attorney, or the IRS.

  2. M Jackson says:

    Is there anywhere I can get filing back taxes for 2011 and 2012 help at this time? I live in Victorville, Ca. 92395

    1. We would recommend that you consult with a tax preparation company or a tax attorney. The county’s partnership with the IRS only covers current-year filings for low-income residents. Thank you.

  3. Linda L Villalba says:

    Can i make a n appoitment to do my taxes

    1. You sure can! Please contact the VITA program at the numbers listed in the blog post.

    2. Nasr F Demian & Magdolin M Zaki, says:

      i am a low income with my wife and my sn 15 years want to file income tax return and would like to get an appointment i live in redlands, wish i can get this service near by to y address in east lugonia avenue redlands

      1. Hi Linda, please visit this website to make an appointment near you. There is a VITA office in Redlands. http://hs.sbcounty.gov/vita/ForTaxFilers/Pages/ScheduleanAppointment.aspx

      2. Hello. Thank you for contacting us. Services are available at the Redlands TAD office, 1811 W. Lugonia Ave. You can make an appointment by calling (909) 335-3279. Or, you can call (909) 347-1255 to see if there is an alternate location even closer to your home or if the VITA Mobile Unit plans to visit your neighborhood.

  4. Eduardo Sanchez says:

    can you do corporate tax?

    1. Hi Eduardo, this service is for income tax preparation for households with less than $53,000 a year in income, not for corporate taxes. Please contact VITA if you have more questions at (909) 252-4903 or (760) 552-6175. Thank you for your interest.

      1. Leslie J Hernandez says:

        Hello, can you give as a number that someone will answer when we call?

        1. VITA is only available during the open tax filing season, which ended on April 18. There is only one VITA provider that provides tax services beyond April 18, and that’s Community Action Partnership of Riverside, which can be reached at 951-955-4900. They provide service until Oct. 16.

        2. Stephanie says:

          I need my tax done today

          1. Hi Stephanie, VITA is only available during the open tax filing season, which ended on April 18. There is only one VITA provider that provides tax services beyond April 18, and that’s Community Action Partnership of Riverside, which can be reached at 951-955-4900. They provide service until Oct. 16.

  5. IRMA MURATALLA DE GOMEZ says:

    I did my income tax return last year AT THE WELFARE IN VICTORVILLE and need copies were can I GET THEM? I need them ASAP PLEASE THANK YOU.

    1. Hi Irma, a representative from our VITA program will respond, however the County does not keep copies of your tax returns. She will advise on how you can contact the IRS for a copy.

  6. Natalie R. says:

    Hi, I’m trying to get a hold of the office that filed my taxes. I need copies of my W2’s from 2015. I know they took copies of them when I filed. I already contacted the IRS for my 1040, but I really still need my W2’s for financial aid.

    1. Hi Natalie, the County does not keep copies of your W-2 unless you work for the County as an employee. You may want to reach out to your employers. The IRS may also have a copy of the W-2s you filed in 2015. For more information on how to contact the IRS, contact VITA at (909) 252-4903 or (760) 552-6175.

  7. Emely says:

    Do you do 1099 taxes

    1. Hi Emely, you can bring your 1099 in to be looked at if you qualify for free income tax preparation. Please visit hs.sbcounty.gov/VITA for more information about this service.

  8. John Antista says:

    I’m a self employed landscaper and made way less than 53,000 in 2016. Even though I’m self employed would the county still be able to help me with my taxes??

    1. Hi John, please call (909) 252-4903 or (760) 552-6175 for more information specific to your circumstances. They are ready and willing to assist you.

  9. Debbie says:

    Do you do taxes all year long?

    1. Hi Debbie, We do taxes only during tax season which is the end of January through April 15.

      1. kelly says:

        My cousin travels for work so he trying to call to collect his W-2 from companies he can remember. Is there an easier quicker way.

        1. Hi Kelly, you should contact VITA for help with this information at (909) 252-4903 or (760) 552-6175.

  10. Sandra Gonzales says:

    Do they do same day appointments when u call

    1. Sandra, just give them a call and see if you can get a same day appointment.

  11. Mary says:

    My 2017 taxes need to be amended due to a mistake, do you offer that service as well?

    1. Hi Mary, Yes, Our VITA offices offer 2017 amendment filings for those that meet the income eligibility requirements. Contact your nearest TAD office and make an appointment.

  12. Veronica rocha says:

    Does the san bernardino county office do taxes?

    1. Yes, if you meet certain requirements, the County can assist you with your tax filing. Please visit http://hs.sbcounty.gov/vita/ForTaxFilers/Pages/ScheduleanAppointment.aspx for more information.

      1. Harry Lieberman says:

        What kind of phony stuff is this, no one has answered ether phone number up there for ever this site wants a user name and a pin….90% of all the pages and phone numbers up here have connected me to kitchens of SB. from the aging stuff…Nothing has actually worked at all so far. Nothing! I just need one question answered concerning a tax question. I can not get through anywhere here on the SB site for this help at all. Disable Senior….

        1. Hi Mr. Lieberman, our staff will be contacting you shortly.

  13. Abeer says:

    Please i want to come saturday. Is it open? If yes what is the hour open and close?
    Thank you

    1. Saturday appointments are available. Please call (909) 347-1255 or (760) 552-6176 for more information.

  14. Autumn Day says:

    Last year I wasn’t provided a copy of my tax return. The person who “helped” filed immediately after I was there without looking at the other info I brought which (I found out a day later you guys didn’t do anyway) and I needed to add more to my taxes and now I have to amend my taxes. I don’t have a copy of my taxes to do it. So I don’t recommend anyone could come here have taxes filed because you guys screwed me over on multiple accounts. How do I get tax return copy?

    1. Hi Autumn, you can receive a copy of your tax return from the Internal Revenue Service. If you had issues with VITA last year, please contact them at (909) 252-4903 or (760) 552-6175.

  15. Peggy Morris says:

    I have a friend who lives in Hesperia, CA and and receives Social Security. He is a senior citizen and is not sure if he needs to file a tax return. Would your service be an option for and him and which number does he need to call?

    1. Hi Peggy, he should call (909) 252-4903 or (760) 552-6175 for more information. It would be difficult to answer for his particular circumstances via this blog. Give VITA a call to see if they can help.

  16. Jodi Szklanka says:

    I am a county employee who works in Hisperia California how do I make an appointment with somebody in my area or where I live in Rancho Cucamonga for tax consultation?

  17. WHY IS THIS OUTDATED INFORMATION ON THE SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY WEBSITE? IT IS NOT PROFESSIONAL NOR IS IT APPROPRIATE ON ANY OTHER LEVEL. PEOPLE SEEKING INFORMATION SHOULD BE PROVIDED THE BEST INFORMATION POSSIBLE FROM A GOVERNMENT ENTITY.
    SEARCHING THE SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY WEBSITE ON SATURDAY, 3/7/2020.
    Free income tax preparation and e-filing available
    Published January 5, 2015 | By County of San Bernardino
    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.

    1. Hi Dewey, this is a County blog with information going back several years. We do have updated information on free income tax preparation. Here is a link to the information you are looking for: http://wp.sbcounty.gov/tad/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2019/12/vita000501.pdf

      1. Donna White says:

        I couldn’t open the link. Where can I get free tax preparation. I’m a senior 71 yrs old.
        Thank you.

  18. Katie Henry says:

    Hello my name is Katie Henry you guys did my taxes in 2018 and so I need your help getting that

  19. Penny says:

    Can I go to Ontario office in person like I did last year?

    1. We will be announcing details on our VITA program for this year very soon. Please stay tuned as we update this information.

      1. tressy capps says:

        Please update about this tax prep issue

  20. Cristi Ritchey says:

    Hi!

    I am a senior citizen who needs either free or low cost tax preparation don. Typically, I go to AARP, but they are closed due to COVID restrictions. What can I do? I WANT to file my taxes, ASAP.

    Thank you!

  21. Omar Najjar says:

    Are you offering any type of in person tax preparation? I am having a difficult time trying to do it online and I’ve been doing it with your company for years.

      1. Omar Najjar says:

        So you offer nothing that’s in person, face to face ? I tried to do it online and I feel as if I’m doing it wrong. Can you please refer me to someone that can help me in person

        1. We are not offering face to face, however at the bottom of the second page of this flyer, there are resources for interactive assistance. https://wp.sbcounty.gov/tad/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2021/02/vita-501.pdf

  22. Paula Ervin says:

    I did my own taxes this year for the first time, and I made a mistake. I was told I was entitled to the Earned Income Credit because I am a senior and low income. I printed the form and tried to figure out how much I was entitled to claim but it was confusing to me. I want to do an amended Federal and State filing. I just need someone to help me figure how the amount of the EIC credit I can claim.

  23. Linda Houle says:

    Where is your free tax stations this year. I had mine done last year at Yucaipa HUD building

  24. Doroteo Ramírez Diaz says:

    Me puede proporcionar el sitio web donde puedo hacer mi declaración de impuestos 2020 de manera gratuita, por favor.

  25. Vera Kenney says:

    Hi my name is Vera Kenney. I need help do My Tax 2020 for dependent my kids 7 yrs old. i alredy send my Tax to IRS, i dont do it my dependent. now im gonna do it because my son father told me to dependent my son. please call my number xxxxxxxxxx. thanks

  26. Rebekah Lopez says:

    I have been playing phone tag with you folks and having difficulty with my internet connection. My government phone does not ring when you call . Please try again because my internet is connected now. 909-xxxxxxx. I’d like to come in this week and file a 540 form for taxes.

    1. Hi Rebekah, we will let the VITA program know you are trying to reach them.

  27. Nabor says:

    Hey my name is Nabor Mojica *8002 I’ve been looking around for a honest person to do my taxes I have a trust issue with identity theft so I really don’t know if when I do them if they get done… last year from EDD I got about $30*** from 03/08/2021 till now and I think I made about 5 or $6000 from 01/03/2021 and I try to get my stimulus but it says it’s wrong info know it says I qualify for the 3rd stimulus so I’m confused where they filled out intercepted thru the Internet or maybe bad connection server idk today is 05/17/2021 last day of taxes the cops took away both my car and truck and put in jail on my 10th day when I was suppose to call DMV and my phone got stolen so I have no way to get anything done ima afraid to walk to do them of incarceration can someone please tell me how could I do my taxes and make sure they are done!!!! THANK YOU I HIGHLY APPRECIATE YOU!!

    1. Hi Nabor, you can reach out for assistance at the following:
      • IRS Certified TAD staff at (909) 515-8715
      • Interactive Tax Assistant via irs.gov/help/ita
      • IRS hotline at (800) 829-1040
      https://wp.sbcounty.gov/tad/resource

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