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What to Bring to Your Appointment

Gathering all your tax documents ensures an accurate return and fast refund.


It is required that you bring all the following tax-related documents to your tax appointment:

  • All taxpayers must be present with photo identification.

  • Original Social Security cards or Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) letters for all the people you list on your tax return.

  • Copies of last year’s federal and state tax returns.

  • Birthdates for all the people you list on your return.

  • All income statements, such as Forms W-2 and 1099, Social Security and unemployment compensation, as well as other statements such as pensions, stocks, interest and any documents showing taxes withheld.

  • If you are self-employed or make cash, collect records of all your income and expenses.

  • Forms 1098 for college tuition, student loan interest, mortgage interest, or real estate taxes.

  • Form 1095-A Health Insurance Marketplace Statement if you purchased insurance coverage through Covered California.

  • Identity Protection PIN provided by the IRS. 

  • Bank routing numbers and account numbers to direct deposit any refund.

What to Bring

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