Tax Preparation Services

4Cs of Alameda County's VITA Tax Site opens on January 31st for drop-off and Thursday evening walk-in tax services.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program

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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) provides free tax preparation services for eligible low and moderate income families. We are part of a larger multi-county coalition called Earn It! Keep It! Save It! Our tax preparers are volunteers trained and certified by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). VITA provides free electronic filing of taxes.

VITA helps families who are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit (a refundable federal tax credit for low- income working families), typically those households making less than $55,000 per year.

Our VITA on-site services are located in 4Cs Hayward office. Drop-off services are available at 4Cs' Hayward and Oakland Offices. Please see below for detailed site hours.

Be sure to bring with you to receive free tax preparation assistance the following items: 

1) Photo ID for all family members on the tax return

2) Social Security Card or ITIN for all family members on the tax return

3) W-2s, 1099s, 1098s and all other tax forms 

4) Savings and checking account information. Please note: routing numbers are different for the different bank accounts, make sure you have correct information from the bank.

5) All health insurance forms (1095 A,B, or C)

6) Last year's tax return

Tax Site Information 
Walk-In  Drop-Off (Hayward) Drop-Off (Oakland)
Thursday Evenings Monday through Friday Mondays and Tuesdays
5pm-8:30pm 10am-4pm (M-Th), 10am-noon (Fri)   9am-5pm
January 31 through April 11th           January 31 through April 5th  March 11 through April 8th  
First come, first served

Please allow 5 business days for
us to complete your tax return

No appointment necessary 

4Cs of Alameda County

22351 City Center Drive

Hayward, CA 94541 

4Cs of Alameda County 

   8105 Edgewater Drive, Suite 270   

Oakland, CA 94621


Walk-in basis, no appointments necessary. Visit the the VITA Webpage at for more information.

 *Volunteers are needed for the 2019 tax season! Interested in helping? Find more information here.