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Tax Preparation Checklist for 2019: What to Gather Before Filing in California

There are a lot of forms involved in filing taxes, so make sure you have everything you need before preparing your tax returns in California. Bring any documents related to income earned throughout 2018. Gather forms supporting available deductions or tax credits related to healthcare, childcare, education, and job expenses. With just a few weeks… Read More »

Can You File Your Taxes Online for Free in California?

Preparing and filing your taxes does not have to be costly if you use a free online tax filing program in California. Households earning less than $66,000 in adjusted gross income may be eligible. Earnings less than $55,000 may qualify families for the Earned Income Tax Credit as well as free filing. Free tax preparation… Read More »

Best Places to File Taxes Online in California

There are many options for filing taxes online in California, and OC FREE TAX PREP highlights two. Use MyFreeTaxes.com to prepare and file a basic federal tax return for free. Turn to the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA) for in-person help with preparing taxes and determining claims or deductions. Over the years, the process… Read More »

Is There a Minimum Income to File Taxes in California?

For many California residents, filing taxes is a requirement, but there can be some exceptions based on income and other factors. Individuals or families who do not earn a significant gross income may not have to file a federal income tax return, but there can still be advantages to doing so. OC Free Tax Prep… Read More »

Free Tax Preparation Services Benefit California Households [Testimonials]

OC Free Tax Prep is making a difference in the lives of individuals and families in Orange County. United Way’s free tax prep program provides services for low-income households to help them get the most out of their tax returns. Families are educated about Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC) and other refunds they may be… Read More »