A United For Financial Security Initiative

A United For Financial Security Initiative

Which Tax Filing Option Should I Use To File My Taxes?

If your household earned less than $60,000 in 2020, you may qualify for 100% free tax preparation services. 

To help you figure out which OC Free Tax Prep tax filing option is best for you and your family, we’ve summarized the options below:

Contactless Drop-Off

Appointment Required

Virtual Service

DO-IT-YOURSELF “DIY” ONLINE

Gather all of your tax documents and drop them off at an OC Free Tax Prep location near you. Our IRS-Certified tax preparer volunteers will prepare your tax return and communicate with you via the phone.

Gather all of your tax documents and upload them to a secure portal. Our IRS-Certified tax preparer volunteers will schedule a time to talk with you on the phone and then prepare your return.

Answer a series of guided questions on a secure website. Once you’ve answered all the questions, the website will create all relevant tax forms. It’s really that simple!

Who should use this?

You prefer to drop off your tax documents in person or you do not have the ability to take photos of your documents and upload them online.

Who should use this?

Anyone with a mobile device that has a camera and can access the internet. This is the easiest way to file with help from an IRS-Certified volunteer tax preparer.

Who should use this?

Individuals who want the fastest option and are comfortable using a computer.

Get started by finding a drop-off location near you.

Get started by signing up at:
GetYourRefund.org.

Get started by visiting:
MyFreeTaxes.com.

Not sure which option is right for you? Compare our filing options below.

If your household earned less than $60,000 in 2020, you may qualify for 100% free tax preparation services. 

To help you figure out which OC Free Tax Prep tax filing option is best for you and your family, we’ve summarized the options below:

DROP-OFF

APPOINTMENT REQUIRED
How it works:
Our IRS-Certified tax preparer volunteers will prepare your tax return and communicate with you via the phone. Our IRS-Certified tax preparer volunteers will prepare your tax return and communicate with you via the phone.
  • IRS-Approved
  • Prepares federal and state return
  • Helps claim cash back tax credits
  • Helps get your maximum refund
  • Free electronic filing (e-file)
  • Direct deposit
  • Prepared by an IRS-Certified volunteer
  • Phone Call with IRS-Certified volunteer
  • Review results with an IRS-Certified volunteer
  • Complete in approximately 7 Days
  • FREE

VIRTUAL

NO APPOINTMENT REQUIRED
How it works:
Gather all of your tax documents and upload them to a secure portal. Our IRS-Certified tax preparer volunteers will schedule a time to talk with you on the phone and then prepare your return.
  • IRS-Approved
  • Prepares federal and state return
  • Helps claim cash back tax credits
  • Helps get your maximum refund
  • Free electronic filing (e-file)
  • Direct deposit
  • Prepared by an IRS-Certified volunteer
  • Phone Call with IRS-Certified volunteer
  • Review results with an IRS-Certified volunteer
  • Filed 100% from the comfort of your home
  • Complete in approximately 7 Days
  • FREE
POPULAR

ONLINE

NO APPOINTMENT REQUIRED
How it works:
Answer a series of guided questions on a secure website. Once you’ve answered all the questions, the website will create all relevant tax forms. It’s really that simple!
  • IRS-Approved
  • Prepares federal and state return
  • Prepares federal and state return
  • Helps claim cash back tax credits
  • Helps get your maximum refund
  • Free electronic filing (e-file)
  • Direct deposit
  • Filed 100% from the comfort of your home
  • Complete in approximately 1 - 2 Hours
  • FREE

Not sure which option is right for you?

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