New Virtual Tax Prep Service
While our in-person tax preparation services are suspended due to COVID-19, we are offering a new virtual service through GetYourRefund.org!
Through our new secure web portal, you can upload your tax information, speak to one of our IRS-certified tax volunteers, and get your taxes prepared virtually – all for free!
Note: The federal income tax filing deadline has been extended to July 15, 2020. You do not need to file any additional forms or call the IRS for the extension. We encourage you to file today as you may be due a refund that can help support your household. There will be no interest, penalties, or forms to fill out in order to qualify for these extensions.
Stay Up To Date
Please visit OCFreeTaxPrep.com for the latest updates and information about any tax extensions, pertinent details for taxpayers, and details regarding our services. You can also text MONEYBACK to 50503 for updates sent directly via text message.
Our incredible volunteers make OC Free Tax Prep possible. As a volunteer, you will work with incredible people and get hands-on experience with tax preparation and customer service assisting individuals and families in filing their taxes. You’ll be making a positive impact, helping thousands of local residents become more financially stable and self-sufficient. Click here to find out more about becoming a certified United Way VITA Volunteer.
Paying for tax services was never in Leila's budget so she felt anxious around tax time. When she found out about VITA, she was overjoyed and brought her two sisters to also take advantage of this great community resource. The refund she received from Cal EITC and Federal EITC will go towards education expenses.
Gloria has been a long-time filer with VITA and recommends it through the OC Free Tax Prep Campaign. "When my volunteer preparer informed me about how much I was getting back, my heart fluttered. So grateful for the California Earned Income Tax Credit."
About The OC Free Tax Prep Campaign
The OC Free Tax Prep campaign is the largest free tax prep provider in Orange County. Every year, low-income OC residents miss out on millions of dollars in Federal and California tax refunds and credits which they are entitled to and that go unclaimed. These refunds and credits provide them with a critical boost to help pay for rent, food and medical expenses.
Last year almost 21,000 community members received free tax preparation services, helping to return millions in tax refunds 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.
Young children in lower-income families that benefit from expanded federal and California EITCs are more likely to go to college (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities).
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!