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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.

CONTACTLESS DROP-OFF TAX PREP

Gather your documents and drop them off at a location near you. Our IRS-Certified tax preparers will prepare your return for you.

VIRTUAL TAX PREP SERVICE

Through our new secure web portal, GetYourRefund.org, you can upload your tax information, speak to one of our IRS-certified tax volunteers, and get your taxes prepared virtually – all for free!

STAY UP TO DATE

Please visit OCFreeTaxPrep.com for the latest updates. You can also text MONEYBACK to 50503 for updates sent directly via text message.

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.

To learn more about CalEITC and EITC or for more information on eligibility, click the button below.

VOLUNTEER

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.

SUCCESS STORIES

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.

Leila (pictured on the right), college student, Irvine.

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."

Gloria, a grandmother raising her grandson, Los Alamitos.

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!

CONTACT US

For individual inquiries, please contact our OC Free Tax Prep team. To learn more, visit OCFreeTaxPrep.com.

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