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Meet Leila: OC FREE TAX PREP Helped Save Her Money for School

Meet Leila: OC FREE TAX PREP Helped Save Her Money For School

As a student at Irvine Valley College, paying for tax services was never in Leila’s budget. Figuring out how to file her taxes on her own made her feel overwhelmed and anxious.

When she found out about OC FREE TAX PREP, she was so relieved and excited to have that stress lifted.

Through OC FREE TAX PREP, Leila (pictured on the right) was connected with an IRS-certified Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) volunteer tax preparer who walked her through the process and helped her keep more of her hard earned money.

She also learned about her eligibility for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Cal EITC, available to low-to-moderate income individuals and families.

Leila was so grateful to have found quality help in filing her taxes that she also brought her two sisters to take advantage of this great community resource.

With the refund she received, Leila was able to put the money towards her education expenses, easing the burden of purchasing books and tuition.

Learn How You Can File Your Taxes Free

Orange County United Way‘s OC FREE TAX PREP is offering more opportunities throughout the county for free tax help. A complete listing of all Orange County free tax prep locations can be found at OCFREETAXPREP.com.

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