A household usually includes the tax filer, their spouse if they have one, and their tax dependents. To determine your household size, include:
When you fill out an application, you will need to provide the prior year’s federal Tax Account Transcript or a Letter of Non-filing from the IRS. The funding we can offer varies based on your hoursehold's annual income. The following provides guidance on how to estimate annual household income:
Whose income to include in your estimate?
Include income from all members of the household (as defined above) who are required to file a tax return.
Do I need to include income of people in my household?
Yes. Eligibility is based on total household income, not the income of only the household member applying for a voucher.
Do I include my dependents’ income from things like summer jobs, work-study, and limited part-time work?
They will count it only if they are required to file a federal tax return. If they file a tax return when they do not have to – for example, to get a tax refund – their income would not be counted.
What income is counted?
If you file taxes, your income must match the adjusted gross income (AGI) listed on your most recent Federal Tax Return. This information can be found on:
An unregistered vehicle or currently registered vehicle not meeting Current Vehicle Eligibility criteria related to registration may still be eligible if proven to have been driven primarily in California for the last two years and not have been registered in any other state or country in the last two years.
Documentation may include the following:
Collecting Necessary Documents
This depends upon when you last filed your taxes. If you have filed your taxes for 2019, please provide the 2019 Tax Account Transcript (if currently available from the IRS).
If you did not file taxes, please request a Letter of Non-filing for 2019. You will also need to fill out the Household Income Affadavit form to reflect your total income.
If you filed your taxes for 2019, you should be able to request your Tax Account Transcript.
If you have not filed your taxes for 2019 , you should be able to request a Letter of Nonfiling.
You may request your information from the IRS through any one of the following options.
Tip: To avoid delaying the time it takes to access your tax records from the IRS, we highly recommend that you first try to do the Online Instant Download (Option 1).
Please note: Option 1 requires that you provide information connected to a financial account, such as a credit card, student loan, auto loan, mortgage or home equity loan, home equity line of credit. If you have never had any of these types of financial accounts, we recommend you proceed with one of the other options listed below.
* These options are not currently available due to the COVID-19 Health Crisis. Please proceed with one of the other options until further notice.
Please note: Option 1 requires that you provide information connected to a financial account, such as a credit card, student loan, auto loan, mortgage or home equity loan, home equity line of credit. If you have never had any of these types of financial accounts, please proceed with a different option.
* This options are not currently available due to the COVID-19 Health Crisis. Please proceed with one of the other options until further notice.
Tip: When going to the IRS website to request your transcript, use the Internet Explorer browser to allow for instant document downloads. We also reccomend submitting the request on a computer rather than on a smartphone device. Requests made on a smartphone may be rejected by the IRS.
To submit your request via mail, you must fill out the Form 4506-T. You may click the following link to access the form: https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f4506t.pdf
If you do not have a printer, ask your Case Manager to mail you a copy of the form. Complete forms must be mailed or faxed to the IRS at the following address:
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Fresno, CA 93888
*In person appointments at an IRS Office are not currently available due to the COVID-19 Health Crisis. Please proceed with one of the other options until further notice.
In some cases, the IRS may not be able to verify your identity or your past records. In this case it may be necessary to schedule an in-person appointment at your local IRS Office. The IRS office will not serve walk-ins. You must schedule an appointment in advance. Appointments may be scheduled by calling 1- 844-545-5640.
Contact information for Sacramento IRS Office:
4330 Watt Ave, Sacramento, CA 95821
For more information, visit: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/before-visiting-an-irs-office-taxpayers-should-call-to-make-an-appointment
For any additional assistance requesting your tax information, please reach out directly to the IRS at 1-800-829-1040.
*Over the phone assistance may be limited due to the COVID-19 Health Crisis.
The IRS has an automated telephone self-service that can be used to order a tax account transcript. Call 1-800-908-9946 to make the request.
Note: You will not be able to request your Letter of non-filing using this phone service.
Applicants who do not file taxes, must submit a Household Income Affidavit. To complete the Household Income Affidavit, you must use the services of a Notary to verify your information. When you go to see the Notary, please make sure you bring an identification card with you. Below is some information to help you access a Notary.
*Due to the COVID-19 Health Crisis, most CA DMV field offices are not currently accepting in person appointments.
You may visit the DMV website for the latest information on field offices reopening. Please see a list of alternative options below for accessing DMV services during these times.
Tip: The DMV will not give an option to speak to a representative, so you must say “speak to a representative”. You have the choice of waiting for the agent on the line, or you can request a call back by pressing 1. To contact a DMV agent by telephone, call 1-800-777-0133.
Once you are on the line, you will hear a message regarding DMV’s status due to COVID-19, then directed to an automated speaker to select a reason why you called. Say "Vehicle" or "Vessels" or select 1. Then, say "speak to a representative", to get a call back from a DMV agent.
For the most up to date information, check the DMV website for a complete list of available services.
The following online DMV sercives are available:
Please note that you must create an online account with the DMV to access many of these services. Click here to start registering for an online account with the DMV
Kiosks (DMV NOW)
Freestanding self-service kiosks are available at several locations. DMV NOW kiosks offer several services, including the following:
For more information, see the Frequently Asked Questions about DMV NOW.
If you are not sure where to start, the DMV offers a Virtual Service Adviser on their website. You may start by typing in the service you are looking for and the website will direct you to the appropriate place. Click here to access the DMV Virtual Service Advisor.
Several services are still available by mail. To complete requests, download the appropriate form from the DMV website. Follow the directions on the form and submit via mail. You may reach out to your Case Manager if you require assistance accessing the appropriate form. Anything mailed to the DMV must have a note explaining why you are mailing them, and what your specific request is.
Most inquiries can be mailed to:
2415 1st Ave, Sacramento, CA, 95818
If you are a member of AAA, you may be able to access some DMV services at your local AAA office branch. Click here for more details
As part of your application, you will need to provide proof of the vehicle's registration for the last 2 consecutive years (there are exceptions if the vehicle has not been registered, talk to your Case Manager for more info). If you do not have records of your vehicle's registration available, you can access them through the CA DMV’s website. You may download the vehicle’s registration for the cost of $2 (paid online or via phone with a credit or debit card).
Note: This option will require access to a printer. If you are not able to access your Vehicle’s Registration History online, you can also request a printout by visiting a DMV Now Kiosk (see above for more details).
Click here to go to the DMV's Record Request website
When accessing your registration history through the DMV website, have the following information ready:
Completing a CC4A Application
Follow instructions below to complete an online application. If you need a paper application, please email our Case Management team at SacCleanCars@gridalternatives.org.