Los Angeles Undocumented Taxpayers Can Get Free Tax Preparation Help

Los Angeles residents can receive free help preparing their tax returns.

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Los Angeles taxpayers have an opportunity to receive free help preparing your tax returns, a benefit that also includes undocumented residents who prepare their return with ITIN.

This year, tax season will have major changes, especially in connection with significant decreases in credits due to the fact that the financial aid that was available due to the COVID pandemic has already ended.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) warned that credits are still available that benefit familiesso it is vitally important to know what they are and how they can be requested.

There are two free assistance programs so that taxpayers can comply with the obligation to file their tax returns, and to do it correctly, they have the support of professionals certified by the IRS itself.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program offers free basic tax preparation for low- and moderate-income taxpayers.

The help offered by this program It is now available to taxpayers and its opportunity ends on April 15without forgetting that dates and times may vary according to the location.

Nor should it be left aside that some of the centers where free assistance is offered work according to a schedule of prior appointments.

To find a VITA center closest to your home, you can enter this link and locate the location according to your zip code.

California State University (CSUN) provides VITA Clinic services, with free tax preparation assistance by low-income residents living in the San Fernando Valley and other areas of Los Angeles.

These CSUN clinics help California residents qualify for the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC)for taxpayers with an annual income equal to or less than $57,000 dollars.

To request free help with the support of VITA Clinic, you can check this link to find out if you qualify to receive this support, and if so, it is necessary to request an appointment. Interested residents should email vita@csun.edu or call 818-677-3600.

The clinics are offered by student volunteers who are properly trained and certified by the IRS.

The city of Los Angeles has centers designed to offer free help in the preparation of tax returns. In this link of an interactive map, you will be able to find the location of the closest center to your home.

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