A Mom’s Guide to Free Tax Preparation in Orange County

Mom's Guide to Free Tax Prep


Raising children in Orange County is expensive. That’s why, when it comes to filing your taxes, it’s helpful to take advantage of free tax preparation and cash back tax credits. As a mom, here’s what you need to know about filing taxes this year: 

OC Free Tax Prep

If your household made less than $60,000, you may qualify to have your federal & state taxes prepared for FREE by an IRS-certified volunteer at an OC Free Tax Prep location near you. This program is offered by United Way and we helped over 21,000 taxpayers last year!

Cash Back Tax Credits

At OC Free Tax Prep, our IRS-certified volunteers specialize in helping moms like you get all the tax credits they are eligible to claim on their tax return. You MUST file a tax return, even if you made less than the filing requirement, to claim these cash back tax credits.

Earned Income Tax Credit 

Every year, California leaves $2 billion in cash back tax credits called the Earned Income Tax Credit on the table. There is a federal Earned Income Tax Credit and a California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC). To learn more about this credit, click here.

Young Child Tax Credit (NEW)

If you are eligible for the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) and you have children under the age 6, you may be eligible for the Young Child Tax Credit.


If your household made less than $66,000 and you are comfortable using a computer, you can file your taxes for free at MyFreeTaxes.com.

Earn It. Keep It. Save It.

Are you read to keep more of your hard-earned money? Click the button below to find a OC Free Tax Prep location near you.