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Free Tax Preparation (VITA)

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) at College of San Mateo provides free income tax assistance to the San Mateo county community. Appointments are in-person and available Saturdays, between February 10, 2024 and March 23, 2024 (except 2/17). Appointments must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance. Walk-in appointments are NOT available. Please note: the appointments calendar is currently closed. It will be available beginning February 1st.


If you have questions or concerns, please email or leave a message at (650) 378-7275.

Please Note: If you suffered storm damage and have a loss you want to deduct on your tax return, we are unable to prepare returns with storm damage. Please see a paid preparer.

If you do not qualify for SparkPoint or VITA at College of San Mateo services, you may qualify for IRS Free File  – a free self-tax preparation service available via the official IRS website.

To learn more about other free tax preparation services near you, please call 2-1-1.