Community Services


The Office of Community Services is a referral agency providing resource information to residents who live, work and play in our community. Our mission: “We are dedicated to being responsive to the needs of our youth, elders and families by providing the highest quality of service and ensuring customer satisfaction with every interaction.” Through an array of grant-funded programs, we are able to offer quality, best practice services to youth and their families at various levels. From the early childhood literacy initiative- Parent-Child Home Program, to a program promoting positive resiliency skills for sixth and seventh graders- Morning All-Stars, to Success University, a partnership of agencies serving the Miami Beach feeder pattern in efforts to combat truancy, the Office of Community Services strives to build meaningful alliances that meet the changing needs of our residents.

FREE BASIC TAX PREPARATION: For appointments please call 305.673.7491

Tax season is underway and if you’re house-hold income is $54,000 or less, the City of Miami Beach – in collaboration with the Internal Revenue Service is offering VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE.

Office Location: Office of Housing and Community Services 555 17 Street Miami Beach, FL 33139

Start Date:  Thursday, February 1 last date Friday, April 13, 2018 

  • Tuesdays:            8:45 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Wednesdays:      8:45 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Fridays:               8:45 AM – 12:00 PM

Will Prepare:

  • Wages, salaries, etc. (Form W-2)
  • Interest Income (Form 1099-INT)
  • Dividends Received (Form 1099-DIV)
  • State Tax Refunds (Form 1099-G)
  • Unemployment Benefits (Form 1099-G)
  • IRA Distributions (Form 1099-R)
  • Pension Income (Forms 1099-R, RRB-1099, CSA-1099)
  • Social Security Benefits (Form SSA-1099)
  • Simple Capital Gain/Loss (Form 1099-B)
  • Sale of Home (Form 1099-S) limited
  • Self-employed Income (Form 1099-MISC) limited
  • Gambling Winnings (Form W-2G)
  • Cancellation of Debt (Form 1099-C) limited
  • Health Savings Accounts (Form 1099-SA) limited
  • Itemized Deductions limited
  • Education Credits (Form 1098-T)
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Earned Income Credit
  • ACA Statements (Forms 1095-A, B or C)

Will Not Prepare:

  • 1099K
  • Schedule C with losses
  • Complicated Schedule D (capital gains and losses)
  • Form SS-5 (request for Social Security Number)
  • Form 8606 (non-deductible IRA)
  • Form 8615 (minor’s investment income)
  • Form SS-8 (determination of worker status for purposes of federal employments taxes and income tax withholding)
  • Parts 4 & 5 of Form 8962 (Premium Tax Credits)

What to Bring:

  • For married filing joint, both spouses must be present
  • All Forms W-2 and 1099
  • Information for other income
  • Information for all deductions/credits
  • A copy of last year’s tax return
  • Proof of account for direct deposit of refund
  • Social Security cards or Individual Taxpayer Identification notices/cards for you, your spouse, and/or dependents
  • Proof of identification for yourself and/or your spouse
  • Total paid to day care provider and their tax ID number
  • Birth dates for you, spouse and or dependents on the return
  • Proof of foreign status if applying for ITIN
  • Forms 1095-A, B or C (ACA Statements)
  • For prior year returns, copies of income transcripts from IRS (and state, if applicable)