If your household income was less than $60,000 in 2021, you may be eligible to file your taxes for free!
This year, OC Free Tax Prep will continue to provide its free tax preparation service via COVID-friendly options, including:
How OC Free Tax Prep Services Work
Taxpayers utilizing OC Free Tax Prep’s drop-off and virtual service options will have their returns prepared by IRS-Certified volunteers but will not be physically present.
Appointments are required for OC Free Tax Prep’s drop-off tax preparation service. Please verify with the appointment representative that your return can be prepared by calling 888-434-8248. An appointment is not a guarantee of service.
Cash Back Tax Credits
If you worked in 2021 and your household earned income was less than $57,414, you may qualify for cash-back tax credits like the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) that can increase your refund! You must file your taxes to claim the credits!
Do I Qualify for Cash Back?
The California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC), along with similar federal credit, can result in hundreds, or even thousands, of extra dollars in your pocket!
The amount of CalEITC you may be eligible for depends on how much money you earn from work. You may be eligible if you:
- Are 18 years or older
- Work for an employer or are self-employed
- Have a Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) valid for work
- Lived in California for at least half the tax year
What Documents Do I Need to File Taxes?
- Picture Identification
- Social Security Card or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) Letter for all individuals listed on the return
- W-2s, 1099s and all other tax-related documents for 2021
- Form 1095-A, B or C health insurance coverage statement
- All 1098-E and T forms for educational expenses
- Childcare provider name, address, phone number, and Tax ID Number
- The account number for direct deposit refund
- Copy of your 2020 income tax return
- For joint returns, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms
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