FILE YOUR TAXES FOR FREE
OC Free Tax Prep is a community-trusted program serving Orange County taxpayers since 2005.
FREE TAX FILING OPTIONS
This year, in addition to our virtual tax prep service, we also have contactless drop-off locations to keep you safe during the pandemic. OC Free Tax Prep offers the following options to files your taxes for FREE.
Did you know? More than 500 volunteer IRS-certified tax experts at more than 35 OC locations help file taxes for free and assist in securing tax refunds and credits.
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. To learn more about becoming a certified United Way VITA Volunteer, click the button below.
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 PROGRAM
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 more than 14,000 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’s United for Financial Security Initiative is helping local families gain financial independence, and go from surviving to thriving.
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 Orange County United Way’s United for Financial Security Initiative to increase the number of financially stable families in Orange County. Join us in making a difference!