Free Tax Prep LA

Barrio Action Youth and Family Center

Until further notice, no new appointments for free tax preparation will be scheduled.
Thank you for your patience as we are taking proactive steps to ensure the health and well being of staff, volunteers & clients.

Required Forms and Documents
• Required:
All taxpayers must be present with valid photo identification.
• Required: Original Social Security Cards or ITINs for tax filers and dependents.
• Complete home and/or cell phone bill.
• W-2 from your job/employer.
• Total Cash income (VITA: expenses are limited to $25,000)
• 1099 Misc from a Job or Contract Work (VITA: expenses are limited to $25,000).
• 1099 forms from ride share (Uber, Lyft, GrubHub, etc), retirement income, social security income,
bank interest, dividends, and unemployment income.
• W-2 G from Gambling Winnings.
• Form 1095A for health insurance purchased through Covered CA.
• Identity Protection Personal Identification Number (IP PIN) issued by the IRS.
• Last year’s tax return (tax year 2018).
• Bank account number for fast and secure direct deposit of your refund.
• ITIN applications and renewals require valid photo identification and birth certificate OR a valid passport.

Returns that are considered Out-of-Scope:

  • Incomes more than $55,000.
  • Self-employed or cash income with business related expenses over $10,000, have a loss, taking expenses with no proof (receipts, documented mileage, etc. are required), employees, inventory, or business property.
  • Returns for businesses.
  • Cancelled debt income (Forms 1099C and 1099A) for foreclosures or short sales.
  • Handwritten tax documents (W-2, 1099, 1098, etc.)
  • Returns for visitors, such as “F,” “J,” “M,” or “Q” visas, that require a 1040NR tax return.
  • Rental Income, Foreign Income, Royalty Income, or income from a partnership/corporation (K-1 form).
  • Married Filing Separately returns (If you are legally married & file alone - you may be a Married Filing Separate taxpayer - this is out of scope and we will not be able to assist you).

New for 2020! The Federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is now worth $6,557. California’s CalEITC has increased to $2,982 and is now available to who earned up to $30,000. CalEITC recipients with a dependent under 6 years old may receive an additional $1,000 from the new Young Child Tax Credit! Learn more at

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