You’ve earned your money. Let us help you keep more of it with FREE tax filing! Every year, low-income OC residents miss out on millions of dollars in Federal and State tax refunds. These are refunds and credits which they are entitled to, that go unclaimed and that could provide them with a critical boost to help pay for rent, food and medical expenses.

Earn It. Keep It. Save It.

Orange County United Way partners with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), nonprofits, and local businesses to bring you the OC FREE TAX PREP CAMPAIGN.  The Campaign offers FREE tax filing assistance to qualifying individuals and families throughout Orange County.

The 2015/2016 Tax Filing Season is now closed.

How It Works

You earned your money… now let us help you keep more of it with FREE tax filing!  There are two ways to file your taxes for free with the OC Free Tax Prep Campaign:

Method 1: On Your Own

When the next tax season begins, if you are comfortable using a computer, you can access the United Way supported program online at MyFreeTaxes.com. Follow the prompts to be guided through the process at your own pace. This can be done at one of our MyFreeTaxes sites or anywhere with high-speed internet.

Method 2: VITA

When the next tax season begins, schedule an appointment with an IRS-certified volunteer tax preparer at your local VITA site who can work directly with you to file your 2016 Federal and California state income tax returns. Services are available in multiple languages, including but not limited to English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

Volunteer

Our incredible volunteers make the Campaign possible.  You will work with fabulous people and get hands-on experience with tax preparation and taxpayer service assisting individuals and families to improve their financial stability and self-sufficiency — making a positive impact in the lives of those we serve.  Click here to find out more about becoming a certified United Way VITA volunteer.
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About The OC Free Tax Prep Campaign

Every year, low-income OC residents miss out on millions of dollars in Federal and State tax refunds and credits which they are entitled to and that go unclaimed. These refunds and credits could provide them with a critical boost to help pay for rent, food and medical expenses.

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Last year more than 16,000 community members received free tax preparation services, helping to return millions in tax credits to local families. Tax refunds help stabilize low and moderate income families as well as stimulating local economies. Through the OC Free Tax Prep campaign, Orange County United Way is helping local families gain financial independence, breaking the cycle of poverty.

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1 in 5 eligible families do not claim the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)—a credit designed to help these struggling families provide for their children and improve their financial stability and self-sufficiency

The OC Free Tax Prep Campaign is part of a larger OC United Way Income Initiative to increase the number of financially stable families in Orange County.  Join us in making a difference!

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