Orange County United Way is bringing the eBus*, a self-powered mobile technology center, to three Orange County locations, Irvine, Santa Ana and Costa Mesa, this year.
The one-of-a-kind eBus serves as a hub for free tax preparation assistance to help more Orange County residents keep their hard-earned money. Staffed with IRS-certified Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) preparers, taxpayers will receive quality tax preparation and help in filing all necessary documents correctly, securely and with ease.
Households that earned less than $60,000 in 2019 are eligible for the free tax filing services. For households earning less than $30,000, the expanded California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC), the new Young Child Tax Credit (YCTC), and the federal EITC can combine to put hundreds or even thousands of extra dollars in your pocket.
Appointments are required and can be made by calling: (888) 434-8248
[Canceled] eBus Stop in Irvine
Thursday, March 5, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
University High School
[Canceled] eBus Stop in Santa Ana
Thursday, March 26, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
[Canceled] eBus Stop in Costa Mesa
Friday, April 3, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Costa Mesa Senior Center
As part of Orange County United Way’s OC Free Tax Prep program and in collaboration with Citi Community Development, the eBus will help more qualifying individuals access free, quality tax preparation assistance and make the proper claims and deductions to keep more of their earnings. In the past five years, OC Free Tax Prep has served more than 86,300 taxpayers amounting to more than $75 million in community refunds.
* In partnership with Supervisor Don Wagner (OC 3rd District), Senator Tom Umberg (District 34), and Assemblywomen Cottie Petrie-Norris (District 74).