Community Action Partnership of Orange County is proud to partner with Orange County United Way and the OC FREE TAX PREP CAMPAIGN! Eligible families and individuals can file their taxes for free with the help of IRS certified VITA volunteers. Learn all about the countywide program and find out how you can take part in the sections below.
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The refundable California Earned Income Credit is starting its third year and is now bigger and better than ever! Available since 2015, this cash back credit was designed to assist low-income working families and individuals. Claiming the credit is as easy as filling your state tax return!
Beginning the 2018 tax year, families earning up to $24,950 may qualify for CalEITC. Additionally, for the first time, those who earned self-employment income in 2017 may now qualify!
Visit https://www.ftb.ca.gov/individuals/faq/net/900.shtml for full eligibility requirements and income guidelines for the prior years.
If you filed your 2016 and 2017 state returns and think you may qualify for CalEITC, you can still claim this cash back credit by amending your return.
If you need to file a tax return in 2019 and your ITIN has expired or will expire you should submit your renewal application now to prevent delays in processing your return. If you use an expired ITIN on a tax return it will be processed and treated as timely filed, but without any exemptions and/or credit claimed and no refund will be paid at the time.
For full details and steps on the renewal process visit www.irs.gov/itin
If your income was less than $60,000 in 2018, you may be eligible to file your taxes for free!
To file you need:
To better serve our community we will be offering 3 locations where you can access free tax preparation services by appointment from February through April. Call the locations below to schedule an appointment and find out up to date availability.
Anaheim Independencia Family Resource Center
10841 Garza Avenue, Anaheim CA, 92804
CAP OC (Monarch office)
11870 Monarch St., Garden Grove, Ca. 92841
El Modena Family Resource Center
18672 E Center Ave, Orange, CA 92869
If you make over $60,000 but under $66,000 or are filing Married Filing Separately you can still file your taxes for free online through myfreetaxes.com
File your state and federal taxes online using myfreetaxes powered by H&R Block.
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For county wide locations and additional methods to file visit: