FILE YOUR TAXES FOR
Households earning less than $56,000 may qualify for hundreds or thousands of dollars of cash back in California and federal Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC) – but only if you file your taxes!
OC FREE TAX PREP, brought to you by United Way, wants you to keep more of your hard-earned money.
With more money in your pocket, you’ll be on your way to saving toward a better future.
EARN IT. KEEP IT. SAVE IT.
California and federal Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC) are available to low-to-moderate income individuals and families.
If you worked in 2019 and your household income was less than $56,000, you may qualify for cash-back tax credits that can increase your refund. The expanded California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC), along with the federal EITC and the new Young Child Tax Credit (YCTC), can result in hundreds or even thousands of extra dollars in your pocket. You must file your taxes to claim the credits.
CALCULATE YOUR EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT (TAX YEAR 2019)
Federal Earned Income Tax Credit
|#Children||Single, Head of Household or Widowed (Maximum Income)||Married Filing Jointly||Federal EITC|
California Earned Income Tax Credit
|#Children||Single, head of Household, Widowed or Married Filing Jointly (Maximum Income)||CalEITC*|
*If you don't have a filing requirement, you still may qualify for CalEITC, but you must file to claim your cash back.
Don’t qualify for EITC? Not to worry, you may still be able to file for free if your income is less than $60,000.
GET HELP WITH YOUR TAXES
Tax services will be available in January 2020. Enter your email address below and we'll notify you when free appointments are available.
HERE'S WHAT YOU'LL NEED TO GET STARTED
WHAT DO I BRING WITH ME?
HOW DO I QUALIFY FOR EITC?
SAVE FOR A BETTER FUTURE
COUNT UP THE SMILES
Some families count on OC Free Tax Prep year after year to ensure they receive the cash-back tax credits they earned. Now families are able to keep more of their hard-earned money.
“Thank you to all the friendly staff for your help in filing my taxes. You most certainly have a satisfied customer once again.”
-A Family Served by OC Free Tax Prep
ABOUT OC FREE TAX PREP
Tax refunds help stabilize low and moderate-income families by helping struggling families provide for their children, as well as stimulate the local economy. Through the OC FREE TAX PREP initiative, United Way, Citi and its partners are working toward a better tomorrow to break the cycle of poverty by increasing the number of financially stable households in Orange County.
HELP US SPREAD THE WORD AND REACH MORE FAMILIES IN NEED
Become a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program volunteer and help low-income families keep more of their hard-earned money. No tax experience necessary. We'll provide all the training and tools you need to become certified.
OUR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES INCLUDE:
- Tax Preparers
- Enrolled Agents, CPAs & other Professionals
- Tax Guides