For College Students in Orange County, Free Tax Prep De-Stresses Tax Season

Orange County College Students Free Tax Prep

When you’re a college student, and you’re facing your first-ever income tax return, it can feel a little overwhelming. The good news is, you don’t have to go through this process alone.

To all college students in Orange County, we are proud to announce free tax prep services. These services are available via OC Free Tax Prep, in conjunction with the IRS and a diverse line-up of 30+ local public and private partners. Together, we have assembled a squad of IRS-certified volunteer tax preparers who can help file your taxes through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

And in addition to our free tax filing services, we can also help you optimize all your refunds and credits—which could include the California Earned Income Tax Credit.

To learn more about these free services, we invite you to connect with OC Free Tax Prep today.

About Our Free Tax Filing Services

Here’s how it works, in general:

  • If you made less than $60,000 in taxable income last year, and if you are a resident of Orange County, then you may qualify for our free tax prep services!
  • You can get the help you need online, via the OC Free Tax Prep website.
  • You are also welcome to make an appointment at any of our VITA locations, where you may be able to have your taxes prepared for free with an IRS-certified volunteer tax preparer.
  • We are proud to offer our services in a number of languages like Spanish, Farsi, Korean, and Vietnamese.

About the California Earned Income Tax Credit

We want to help you get your taxes filed on time—accurately and without a lot of stress or hassle. However, we also want to make your refund as big as it can be! To that end, we are pleased to talk with local college students about their eligibility for California Earned Income Tax Credit. Earned Income Tax Credit.

The Cal EITC may be available to Orange County residents who made less than $25,000 in 2018.  Its sole aim is to put a little money back in your pocket to help with rent, groceries and even tuition.

To learn more about your eligibility, visit

Get the Tax Prep Services You Need

Tax season can be a little stressful and overwhelming—but with our assistance, it doesn’t have to be. Reach out to OC Free Tax Prep—a service of the Orange County United Way—to learn more about the benefits we can offer.