launches partnership with Code for America and Credit Karma. 

United Ways of California has partnered with Code for America and Credit Karma, to put free tax preparation assistance at the fingertips of Californians. 

File with Help

Due to shelter in place restrictions, many United Way and local free tax preparation assistance partners are no longer offering in-person services at brick-and-mortar sites. However, our IRS certified free tax prep assistance volunteers still stand ready to help you, virtually! Code for America is a network that believes in providing government solutions for people in the digital age. They created GetYourRefund to help with tax filing and claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit . The same volunteers that would help you at a free tax preparation assistance site are now on the other side of the screen helping you prepare your taxes. Here’s how it works: 

  1. Tax filer (you) answer simple questions
  2. Tax file securely uploads necessary documents
  3. GetYourRefund connects tax filers with IRS certified volunteers
  4. IRS certified volunteers prepare your tax returns using the information you submitted 
  5. IRS certified volunteer files return with tax filer’s consent

It’s that easy! Let us do the hard work for you. 

File on Your Own

Prepare to file on your own? You can still do it for free. We have partnered with Credit Karma Tax to offer free tax filing to you. Credit Karma is 100% free from start to finish, and there is no income limit. While you  are there, get a free look into your credit store to make sure it is stayingstayiiing in tip-top shape. 

Don’t wait. Get started now. Tax deadline is approaching soon.


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