State Resources

State Resources

Free tax preparation assistance is available for individuals who make $53,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly, and non-English-speaking people.

If you qualify, your basic tax return will be prepared by IRS-certified volunteers who have completed both IRS and California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) training as part of the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

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1736 Family Crisis Center
2116 Arlington Avenue, Suite 220
Los Angeles, CA 90018
Phone: 323-909-1975
Appointment Required: YES
Language(s): ENGLISH, SPANISH
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Board of Equalization Culver City District Office
5901 Green Valley Circle, Suite 200
Culver City, CA 90230
Phone: 310-342-1000
Appointment Required: YES
Language(s): ENGLISH
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Los Angeles Franchise Tax Board VITA Site
300 S. Spring Street, Suite 5704
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Phone: 213-897-5198
Appointment Required: YES
Language(s): ENGLISH
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West LA Family Source Center
4804 S Centinela Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90066
Phone: 310-391-3457
Appointment Required: YES
Language(s): ENGLISH, SPANISH
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West Angeles Community Development Corporation
6028 Crenshaw Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90043
Phone: 323-751-3440
Appointment Required: YES
Language(s): ENGLISH, SPANISH
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VITA at UCLA
308 Westwood Boulevard
Ackerman Union A201A
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Phone: none provided
Appointment Required: NO
Language(s): ENGLISH
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Visit http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p3676bsp.pdf to learn what services VITA provides and what to bring with you.

VITA tax assistance services are available in communities across the country. To find other locations, go to http://irs.treasury.gov/freetaxprep/.

State Resources

The Cal Grant Financial Aid Program guarantees financial aid based on need to every qualified student who applies. The Middle Class Scholarship, created recently by the Legislature, significantly reduces fees at the California State University and University of California for families who have often just missed the cutoff for aid.

Only students who fill out their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Act Application by the March 2, 2015 deadline can qualify.

Visit this website for a list of local workshops provided by the California Student Aid Commission to assist students on obtaining aid.  At these workshops, students and parents can talk with advisors about financial aid opportunities and fill out the FAFSA.
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Covered California

Health insurance coverage is one of the most important protections imaginable to our well-being and our security. Covered California is the state program implementing the federal Affordable Care Act that makes health insurance affordable and available to millions of Californians who were previously denied coverage or unable to afford it.

Through Covered California, you and your family can compare your health insurance options and choose the one that best fits your needs and budget. By law, your coverage can't be dropped or denied if you have a pre-existing medical condition or if you get sick. You may even be able to get financial assistance through Covered California to make your health coverage more affordable. 

Learn more about Covered California and the Affordable Care Act at www.CoveredCA.com.

Medi-Cal and Covered California

Medi-Cal is California’s version of the federal Medicaid program. Medi-Cal offers free or low-cost health coverage to California residents who meet its eligibility requirements. Californians can apply for both Medi-Cal and Covered California health insurance through the Covered California website. When you complete a Covered California application, your application is automatically reviewed for Medi-Cal eligibility.

My Health L.A.

My Health LA is a health care program for people who live in Los Angeles County who are age 6 and older and whose family meets certain income levels. It is free to individuals and families who do not have and cannot get health insurance, including many who are ineligible for coverage because they lack legal immigrant status. For more information click here.

State Resources

A college degree means greater opportunity. The knowledge and skills you gain will last a lifetime. The State of California offers two valuable programs that can bring it within reach.

California's Cal Grant Financial Aid Program guarantees financial assistance based on need to every qualified student who applies. You can learn more about the Cal Grant Financial Aid Program and find out how to apply by visiting CalGrants.org.

Increasingly, students from middle class families have also been priced out of college. To help these families, the Legislature enacted the Middle Class Scholarship in 2013. You can learn more about the Middle Class Scholarship Program and find out how to apply by visiting the website of the California Student Aid Commission.

Click here to learn about these programs and find out how to apply.