|Address||55 Second Street, Suite 1400, 94105|
55 Second Street, Suite 1400, 94105
Tax-Aid Hotline: 415- 963- 8633
Tax-Aid is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 1988 by a coalition of accountants and lawyers. Its mission is to provide free income tax preparation to low-income families throughout the Bay Area. Tax-Aid has always placed a special emphasis on increasing access to the Earned Income Credit and the Child Tax Credit.
Tax-Aid helps the working poor. Although any individual with income under $36,000 is eligible for Tax-Aid, the average Adjusted Gross Income per client last year was just over $14,000.
The majority of Tax-Aid clients are immigrants who do not speak English or who speak English as a second language. Fear and language barriers often keep them from filing their taxes. Many clients are single mothers struggling to get off or stay off welfare. Others are AIDS patients or senior citizens living on fixed incomes. Tax-Aid provides free tax return preparation—in their communities and with translation assistance in Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese and Russian.