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 in the Bay Area at 27 locations.
Requirements: Volunteers are required to attend a two-hour tax update training class in San Francisco, Mountain View, San Jose or San Rafael (where you earn your 2 hours of CPE credits) and one computer lab training (at Golden Gate Univ) at 536 Mission St. in SF. You must volunteer for a minimum of two sessions. Most Tax-Aid volunteers work about 8-12 hours over a few weeks.