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During this public health emergency, every taxpayer should be free to focus on their health and well-being. 

  • All scheduled appointments are cancelled until further notice.

  • No new appointments will be scheduled.

  • Below are options for free file or filing an extension.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Free self-preparation software is available:

MyFreeTaxes - United Ways of California

Get Your Refund - Code for America

 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

Can I get extra time to file my taxes in 2020? 

Yes. Taxpayers will receive  90 extra days to file your return. You will need to file and pay your taxes in full by the July 15th deadline to avoid interest or late payment penalties. 

If you usually receive a refund, file as soon as you can. You may be owed money from tax credits like Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit, CalEITC, and Young Child Tax Credit - even if you made too little to file. You may be eligible for a tax refund and the stimulus payment.  File your own return at www.myfreetaxes.org.  

Can I get extra time to pay my taxes in 2020?  

You now have until July 15, 2020 to pay your federal tax bill for the 2019 tax year. The IRS is granting taxpayers a 90-day payment extension without interest or late payment penalties. If you are unable to pay your tax bill in full on or before the due date, the IRS can assist you with a payment plan. Learn more about IRS payment plans here.    

Did California extend the filing deadline? 

Each state decides if they are going to extend their specific filing deadline. The State of California's Franchise Tax Board extended the filing deadline and payment deadline to July 15, 2020. Read more, here.

Are tax refunds delayed because of coronavirus? 

At this time, refunds are still being processed normally. If you are expecting a refund, you should file your 2019 return as soon as possible. There is no reason to wait for the tax deadline. Filing now will help ensure that you see your funds without any kind of delay.  You can use the IRS’s “Where’s My Refund?” tool to figure out when your money will arrive.  

As of April 14, 2020 the IRS has closed all offices. Tax returns, documents, and payments to the IRS will not be processed until further notice. This includes paper tax returns. The IRS recommends to use all electronic services. 

When will I receive my stimulus payment?

Payments started to go out April 14th, 2020. 

 

How much will I get?

Taxpayers will each receive $1,200 and $500 for each dependents under 17 year of age. Taxpayers need social security numbers. If a taxpayer was a dependent on another persons return - they are ineligible for the payment. If a taxpayer does not have a social security number they are ineligible for the payment.

Starting April 17th, 2020, you can check the amount of the stimulus payment amount and direct deposit information here www.irs.gov/eip.

I do not file taxes. What should I do?

Individuals that receive Social Security Administration (SSA) payments, Social Security Disability Income (SSDI). and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) will receive their payment though those channels.

If you receive these any of benefits and have dependents that qualify for an additional $500, you should apply here www.irs.gov/eip using the tool for Non-Filers.

All other Non-Filers should apply here: www.irs.gov/eip.

You should probably file your taxes if you "made too little to file"? You could be owed a refund. 

If you worked in either 2018 or 2019, we recommend that you file your taxes. You may be owed money from tax credits like Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit, CalEITC, and Young Child Tax Credit - even if you made too little to file. You may be eligible for a tax refund and the stimulus payment.  File your own return at www.myfreetaxes.org.  

When Free Tax Prep LA has more specific details available, we will make it available on our website www.freetaxprepla.com.

Thank you for understanding. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. 

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