We blogged about this last year here on the CPA Exam Preparation Blog, but we've decided that it is important enough to repeat (and you probably forgot).
Tax-Aid is looking for volunteers.
Founded in 1988 by a coalition of accountants and lawyers, Tax-Aid, a 501(c)3 non-profit, has served thousands in the Bay Area with an emphasis on increasing access to the Earned Income Credit and the Child Tax Credit. Its mission is to provide free income tax preparation to low-income families throughout the Bay Area.
In 2009 Tax-Aid prepared 4,020 returns. These taxpayers received over $4,090,069, with some refunds even over $4,500! That is huge considering San Francisco is the second most expensive city in the country!
Tax-Aid coordinated 72 free tax preparation programs. In 2009 the combined campaigns served over 19,000 clients helping them to receive more than $19,800,000 in federal and state refunds.
Tax-Aid also serves as the lead agency for the United Way of the Bay Area's "Earn It! Keep It! Save It!" campaigns in San Francisco and San Mateo counties, promoting financial literacy and stability for working families.