We are offering select services at 38 library locations, including Central Library.

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 $57,000 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. Request tax preparation assistance online or call 888-227-7669.

Local VITA Programs

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

UCLA

CSULB

  • Make an appointment online
  • Languages: English and Spanish. Some limited availability for Korean, Russian, Chinese, and Tagalog. Email vita.csulb@gmail.com to inquire.

CSUN

  • Make an appointment online
  • Languages: English and Spanish. If taxpayer seeks help in another language please email them directly at vita@csun.edu.
  • Also offers ITIN renewals and applications.

CSULA

  • CSULA VITA program is working with local agencies to offer drop-off tax services. Begin the process by contacting one of the agencies mentioned below.
  • Languages: Spanish, Armenian, Farsi, Russian, Korean, Mandarin, Cantonese.
    • All Peoples Community Center

      822 E. 20th St.
      Los Angeles, CA 90011
      213-747-6357 ext. 136

    • Barrio Action Youth and Family Center

      4927 Huntington Drive, #200
      Los Angeles, CA 90032
      323-221-0779

    • Bresee Foundation

      184 S. Bimini Place
      Los Angeles, CA 90004
      213-387-2822 ext. 113
      Make an appointment online

    • El Nido Family Center (South Los Angeles)

      2069 W. Slauson Ave.
      Los Angeles, CA 90047
      323-998-0093
      Make an appointment online


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 less than $66,000 to file both federal and state returns online for free.

Get Your Refund

Get Your Refund allows you to upload your tax documents and have an IRS-trained volunteer file your taxes for you.

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 are available to the public on a limited basis at Library To Go Central Library’s pickup location. 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.

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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