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Free Income Tax Preparation & Filing

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In-Person Tax Help

VITA/TCE

The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs offer free tax help to people who generally make $58,000 or less, persons with disabilities, and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns.

Due to COVID-19, a number of VITA/TCE sites are closed for an undetermined period of time. Those that are open may have adapted their operations to accommodate limited in-person contact or remote services, and may have limited hours.

Find a VITA/TCE site online or call 800-906-9887.

AARP Foundation

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free tax help for all taxpayers, particularly those who are 50 years of age and older, or who have low to moderate income, specializing in questions about pensions and retirement-related issues unique to seniors. Find an AARP Tax Aide location online or call 888-227-7669.

Local VITA Programs

The following universities are offering free tax preparation services both in-person and virtually. Visit their websites to learn about their specific procedures and to make an appointment.

UCLA

CSULB

CSUN

CSULA

  • CSULA VITA program is working with local agencies to offer drop-off services. To find location(s), visit CSULA VITA online.
  • Languages: Spanish, Armenian, Farsi, Russian, Korean, Mandarin, Cantonese.

  • Be prepared for your appointment. The IRS provides a list of what to bring or have on hand to ensure you have all required documents and information VITA and TCE volunteers need to help you.

Online Tax Help

IRS Free File

IRS Free File allows you to prepare and file your federal individual income tax return for free using online tax preparation and filing software or Free File Fillable Forms.

MyFreeTaxes

MyFreeTaxes allows individuals or households earning $58,000 or less to file both federal and state returns online for free. This service is provided by the United Way.

Don’t Have a Computer? For more information on low-cost internet and computer access, visit Broadband United Ways of California.


Tax Forms

Paper tax forms will be available in the Business and Economics Department at Central Library. Only certain tax forms and instruction books will be made available. Patrons may also utilize the library's free printing service to print other tax forms. It is advisable to call the Business and Economics Department at 213-228-7100 for questions about any of the tax forms.

Tax forms and instructions can also be requested online or by telephone.


Tax Dispute Help

Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITC) assist individuals with limited income who have a tax dispute with the IRS, and provide education and outreach to individuals who speak English as a second language. Services are provided for free or for a small fee. Find a local clinic near you.


Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) Application and Renewal Assistance

Due to COVID-19, some agencies’ operations and services have shifted. General tax preparation services may also be available. It is strongly advised to call ahead to learn more and to make an appointment.



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Disclaimer: The objective of this webpage is to bring together community resources, websites, and referrals to assistance related to tax information and services. This is not an exhaustive list. Additionally, Los Angeles Public Library does not recommend or endorse individual professionals, services, or organizations.

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