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Free Tax Prep Help

Get free tax help from Free Tax Prep LA and El Nido Family Centers

Free Tax Prep Help

File with confidence at a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site and keep more of your money.

IRS-certified volunteers provide free, basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. Persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English-speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their tax returns are encouraged to participate.

Get help at an El Nido location:

South-West L.A. FamilySource Center

2069 W. Slauson Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90047

Dates: 1/30/24 to 4/13/24

Days & Hours: Tuesdays 12pm - 8pm or Fridays 10am - 6pm

Super Saturdays: 2/17/24, 3/16/24, 4/13/24, Hours: 9:00am - 2:00pm

Call for an Appointment: Anai Chavez: 323.998.0093 x264 or Rosa Valdez: 323-998-0093 x528

Download our flyer (EN & SP)

Pacoima FamilySource Center

11243 Glenoaks Blvd. (cross street Van Nuys Blvd.)

Pacoima, CA 91331

Days: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and every other Saturday

Call for an Appointment: 818.896.7776

Download our flyer (EN & SP)

What to bring:

Please bring the following documents to your appointment: Photo ID, Original or Photo Copy of SSN or ITIN, 2023 W-2 and/or 1099 Forms, Bank Routing and Account Numbers for Direct Deposit.

You may be eligible for these tax credits when you file:

Earned Income Tax Credit & California Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC & CalEITC)

If you are low-to-moderate income and worked, you may be eligible for the Federal and State of California Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC).

The Federal EITC is a refundable credit available to low-to-moderate income individuals and families that is worth up to $6,935. The CalEITC is worth up to an additional $3,417.

Child Tax Credit (CTC)

The Child Tax Credit has been updated for 2023 and 2024 to offer $2,000 per child under 17. Use this money for medical expenses, groceries, or invest in your children's education and well-being.

Young Child Tax Credit (YCTC)

If you have a child under the age of 6 and have earned income of less than 30,000, you may be eligible for the Young Child Tax Credit. It's a helpful credit for families with lower incomes. It can give you more money back on your taxes, which you can use to support your child's needs or save for their future.

Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN)

ITIN Holders may now qualify for the CalEITC and the Young Child Tax Credit! The amount of your refundable tax credit depends on your income and the size of your family.

Additional Locations and more info:

To find more information on free tax preparation assistance, including additional locations, hours of operation, appointment types, or to use the Tax Credit Calculator, visit

For the most recent updates please follow FTPLA on all their social channels @FreeTaxPrepLA.


About the FamilySource Centers (FSC)

The FamilySource Centers (FSC) are collaborative one-stop community centers designed to assist low-income residents in the City of Los Angeles to become self-sufficient by increasing family income and academic achievement for youth and adults.

FSCs offer services including; counseling, parent education, employment assistance, legal aid, financial literacy classes, adult education, tutoring & homework help, benefits screening, recreational & cultural activities, youth leadership development and community events.

About Free Tax Prep Los Angeles (FTPLA)

Free Tax Prep LA was started in 2017 to help Angelenos who qualify file their taxes for free. In Los Angeles County they offer free tax preparation services in different languages, as well as financial advisory.

The Free Tax Prep Los Angeles campaign is a partnership between the City of Los Angeles Children Investment Family Department (CIFD), the Los Angeles County Department of Consumer Business Affairs (DCBA), Koreatown Youth + Community Center (KYCC), and United Way of Greater Los Angeles.

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