4Cs of Alameda County VITA Update
Our VIRTUAL VITA tax service is currently open to serve our community!
Due to COVID-19, and to ensure your safety and well-being, our tax preparation service will be 100% virtual. Our VITA site is a member of United Way Bay Area’s Earn It! Keep It! Save It! Coalition, and this year we’ve partnered with Code for America to offer on-line filing via the getyourrefund.org secure platform. Our team of IRS-certified tax preparers will prepare your return while communicating with you throughout the entire process.
Please read below for details on the preparation process. When you are ready, you can begin at https://www.getyourrefund.org/4cs
The Tax Preparation Process
You will fill out a quick online questionnaire and upload documents using your computer or smart phone, and our 4Cs' IRS-certified tax preparers will do the rest.
Once we receive your information and documents:
- You will receive an email and/or text message from a VITA team member to schedule a date and time to contact you via phone to discuss your tax return. Throughout the process, you will have conversations with your tax preparer and a coach and/or quality reviewer. We want to ensure your taxes are expertly prepared, and we will always verify the last 4 digits of your Social Security number or ITIN before we start the conversation.
- When your tax return is complete, you will receive a call from our Quality Reviewer to review your taxes. Once you have reviewed your taxes you will receive a DocuSign email to sign your taxes. Once we receive the completed DocuSign we will electronically file both your federal and state returns.
The maximum income eligibility for our site is $75,000, but the getyourrefund.org platform will not allow you to continue the process if you indicate your income is over $66,000.
If your income is $66,001 - $75,000, to continue through the process, do not check any box on this page, but simply click Continue at the bottom of the page and the program will allow you to proceed.
Once you have gathered all your documents LET’S BEGIN!
LIMITED DROP-OFF SERVICE FOR DOCUMENTS
AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
If you are a Senior Citizen 65 years or older or disabled, schedule an appointment to drop off your documents. Call (510) 690-2141.
(Wednesdays ONLY: beginning March 10, 2021 9:00 am- 11:30 only and ending Wednesday April 7, 2021.)