Free Income Tax Preparation at Selected Libraries
LAPL has partnered with the AARP Tax Foundation, CSULA, CSUN, and UCLA to provide free income tax preparation at selected libraries. Check our calendar.
e-File is a fast and easy alternative to filing taxes by mail and some filers may be eligible to do it for free. File taxes electronically online by visiting:
MyFreeTaxes is a free tax preparation software. If you have a simple tax return with earnings less than $64K and don’t have Internet access, visit any Los Angeles Public Library and file your taxes yourself for free on a library computer. You will need a library card.
Earned Income Tax Credit
Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a refundable federal income tax credit for low to moderate income working individuals and families. To see if you are eligible for EITC, visit the IRS website. Instructions are available in English and Spanish.
California Earned Income Tax Credit
CalEITC4Me is a statewide campaign to spread awareness of the State of California's EITC, providing information, a calculator to determine eligibility, and referrals to free tax preparation help. Site available in Spanish, Mandarin and Vietnamese.
VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) and TCE (Tax Counseling for the Elderly) provide free tax assistance to people with low to moderate incomes and the elderly.
A VITA locator is on the IRS website.
Paper tax forms are available to the public on a limited basis at Central Library's Business and Economics Department. Tax forms and instructions can also be requested by:
Internal Revenue Service (IRS): (800) 829-3676
Visit our Web Resources page for additional information and resources.