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Downtown Los Angeles

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
Free Tax Preparation - B

Find a Location Near You

Toberman Neighborhood Center
San Pedro, CA

Our IRS-certified volunteers provide free, confidential, and expert tax assistance, ensuring you maximize your refund while experiencing a stress-free filing process. 

Availability: January 1, 2025 - April 15, 2025

Lennox Library
Lennox, CA

Our IRS-certified volunteers provide free, confidential, and expert tax assistance, ensuring you maximize your refund while experiencing a stress-free filing process. 

Availability: January 1, 2025 - April 15, 2025

Kaimore Office
City of Industry, CA

Our IRS-certified volunteers provide free, confidential, and expert tax assistance, ensuring you maximize your refund while experiencing a stress-free filing process. 

Availability: January 1, 2025 - April 15, 2025

Door of Hope
Pasadena, CA

Our IRS-certified volunteers provide free, confidential, and expert tax assistance, ensuring you maximize your refund while experiencing a stress-free filing process. 

Availability: January 1, 2025 - April 15, 2025

Hacienda Library
Hacienda Heights, CA

Our IRS-certified volunteers provide free, confidential, and expert tax assistance, ensuring you maximize your refund while experiencing a stress-free filing process. 

Availability: January 1, 2025 - April 15, 2025

Claim ALL your 2023 refund for free with expert help!

Kaimore has partnered with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to present a valuable opportunity for qualified taxpayers. Through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, we offer complimentary, confidential, and secure preparation and e-filing of tax returns.

Provided to you by dedicated local volunteers, VITA is committed to assisting individuals and families with incomes under $63,398, non-English speaking taxpayers, those with disabilities, and individuals aged 60 and above in preparing and filing their income tax returns. Please see details below on finding a convenient VITA tax assistance location, scheduling an appointment, and accessing essential pre-appointment documents and a record checklist.

What We Offer:

 

  • FREE Tax Preparation: Qualified individuals and families can enjoy expert assistance at no cost.

  • Certified Volunteers: IRS-certified volunteers dedicated to ensuring accuracy and reliability.

  • Confidential & Secure: Your information is handled with the utmost confidentiality and security.

2024 Tax Filing Season Locations

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English
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Spanish

What to Bring to Your Appointment

Please bring the following items to the VITA site to make it easier to prepare your return:

  • All taxpayers must be present with Photo I.D.

  • Original Social Security Card or ITIN for everyone on the tax return

  • Complete home and/or cell phone bill.

  • W-2, 1099 forms for all income

  • Total Cash income

  • Documents for credits and deductions

  • Form 1095A for health insurance purchased through Covered CA

  • Bank account number for direct deposit

  • Previous year's tax return (not required, but is useful)

  • Identity Protection PIN (IP PIN) issued by the IRS  (If the IRS provided you an IP PIN)

  • Note: ITIN Renewals require valid photo identification and birth certificate OR a valid passport.

Returns VITA Volunteers Cannot Help With

  • Married Filing Separately returns (If you are legally married & file alone - you may be a Married Filing Separate taxpayer - this is out of scope and we will not be able to assist you). 

  • Self-employed or cash income with more than $20,000 in expenses or have a loss. 

  • Handwritten tax documents (W-2, 1099, 1098, etc).

  • Certain types of income, like Rental Income, Foreign Income, Royalty Income , Partnership or income from an LLC (Form K-1), or  Cancelled debt income (Forms 1099C and 1099A) for foreclosures or short sales. 

  • Returns for visitors, such as "F,""J,""M," or "Q" visas, that require a 1040NR tax return. 

  • Forms 1095A from Covered CA with adults who are filing their own return.

  • Incomes more than $60,000.

Click HERE to view the IRS fact sheet (English/Spanish) on what tax forms VITA will and will not prepare as well as what documents to bring with you.

You may qualify for these tax credits!

  • Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC)

  • California Earned Income Tax Credit Expanded

  • Child Tax Credit

  • Young Child Tax Credit

  • Foster Youth Tax Credit

How long will it take to receive my refund?

Paper checks mailed by the IRS can take several weeks to process.

Direct deposit into your checking or savings account is the fastest and easiest way to receive your refund. This way your money also stays safe in your account until you need it. Just remember to bring your account and routing number to your tax preparation appointment. You can choose to deposit all or part of your refund into a checking or savings account.

You can check your refund status at https://www.irs.gov/wheres-my-refund.

VITA Volunteers Needed: Join Kaimore's Mission!

Are you passionate about making a positive impact in your community? Kaimore, a dedicated non-profit, is seeking enthusiastic volunteers for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program!

Why Volunteer with Kaimore:
  • Make a Difference: Support individuals and families in navigating their tax preparations.

  • Community Engagement: Contribute to the well-being of your community through vital financial assistance.

  • Learn Valuable Skills: Gain hands-on experience in tax preparation with IRS-certified training.

  • Flexible Commitment: Choose a schedule that fits your availability during tax season.

How You Can Help:
  • Tax Preparers: Assist clients in preparing and filing their tax returns.

  • Client Liaisons: Provide a friendly and welcoming environment, guiding clients through the process.

  • Virtual Assistance: Help taxpayers virtually - a new option for our tech-savvy volunteers!

Join Kaimore's VITA Team and Be the Change!

Step 1: Get certified here

Step 2: Create an account through VolunteerHub and sign up for a Kaimore VITA Team event

For more information, contact us at info@kaimore.org or visit our website at www.kaimore.org/volunteer.

Your dedication can transform lives. Join Kaimore in making a positive impact today!

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