LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles Controller Ron Galperin released an online map today to help people meet the April 15 deadline to file their taxes.
The map is available at lacontroller.org/TaxPrepLA and lists 22 tax- prep assistance locations of local organizations and resource centers.
“This map is an excellent resource for Angelenos who need help filing taxes and deserve to get the tax credits they work so hard to earn throughout the year,” Galperin said. “As the taxpayers' watchdog in Los Angeles, I believe everyone should have access to tools that will save them money and help secure a better financial future for their families.”
The tax-prep map is intended for individuals and households with less than $55,000 in annual earnings and qualify for state and federal Earned Income Tax Credits. Low- to moderate-income individuals and families may receive up to $9,500 in EITC refunds, but only if a tax return is filed and EITC is claimed.
Taxpayers who have disabilities, are elderly or with limited English skills are encouraged to check eligibility for these free services, Galperin said.
All service locations on the map are staffed with IRS-certified volunteers who provide basic tax prep services, in addition to enrollment specialists who can help people sign up for public benefits like the CalFresh food assistance program.
Other maps released by Galperin feature resources to assist emergency preparedness, LGBTQ homeless youth, homeless housing, wildfire prevention efforts, affordable housing incentives, domestic violence services, youth programs, summer fun activities and more.
The controller's maps are at lacontroller.org/resourcemaps.
Photo: L.A. Controller's Office