Free Income Tax Assistance & ITIN Applications

Free Income Tax Assistance & ITIN Applications

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program helps thousands of Los Angeles families claim millions of dollars in tax refunds and credits at no cost. VITA’s free tax help is for people who generally make $52,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English-speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. 

Our IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation on time with electronic filing to qualified individuals. We assist 400+ families annually in tax preparation assistance and have brought over $300,000 back to the Boyle Heights community through Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). 

How Families Benefit

  • Ensure a quality, accurate return is prepared.
  • Save hundreds in the cost of paying a preparer.
  • Use direct deposit instead of a loan.
  • Encourage families to make their refund last the entire year through savings.
  • Learn about other family and community services available at ECDA.
  • Provide return assistance for tax years 2012, 2013, 2014, & 2015. 

Don’t miss out on important tax credits, like the Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, Education Credits, and Premium Tax Credit.  Many of our clients believed they made too little or felt that the forms were too complicated but we are here to help.

ITIN Application Assistance

Our staff assist foreign nationals and others who have federal tax reporting of filing requirement and do not qualify for SSNs with their ITIN applications.

What is an ITIN used for?

ITIN are for federal tax reporting only, and are not intended to serve any other purpose.

An ITIN does not:

  • Authorize work in the U.S.
  • Provide eligibility for Social Security benefits
  • Qualify a dependent for Earned Income Tax Credit Purposes


For more information on our Free Tax Services or to schedule an appointment to meet with a VITA tax preparer please call us at: 323-526-9301

We stand with the @CalEITC4me help bring economic opportunity to the hard working families of California.


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