The Free Tax Prep L.A. (FTPLA) 2021 campaign is an initiative to provide working families with free tax preparation services and help them claim state and federal tax credits. The effort will open the door for up to $10,000 in tax credits for hard-hit, low-income households.
•Individuals earning $57,000 or less can claim the state and federal earned income tax credit (EITC) where they may be eligible for up to $10,000 cash back.
•Families with children should inquire about California’s Young Child Tax Credit where they may be eligible for up to $1,000 with qualifying children under age 6.
•ITIN filers are newly eligible for the CalEITC state credit and Young Child Tax Credit, totaling up to $4,000.
The 2021 tax season begins on February 12. For a list of locations and hours, visit https://freetaxprepla.unitedwayla.org/en/ Drop-off services require appointments. Assistance is available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Persian, Armenian, and Korean.