Whether you like it or not, tax season has arrived.
The program helps low- and moderate-income taxpayers keep the money they earn so they can spend it in their communities, said Maria Stokes of the United Way, the agency that oversees the program.
MEDA’s tax-preparation site is one of more than 200 throughout the Bay Area, and the program is growing. A few years back, fewer than than 75 people in the Mission used the program; last year, more than 5,000 participated. At a press conference on Friday to publicize the service, people were already waiting to get their taxes done.
To find a site near you, call 211 or go to www.earnitkeepitsaveit.org.