Orange County United Way’s OC Free Tax Prep program served more than 14,000 clients throughout Orange County this year – playing a vital role in assisting individuals and families in keeping their hard-earned money after a particularly challenging financial year.

A Snapshot of 2022 Outcomes

  • More than 14,000 clients served throughout Orange County
  • $16.5 million in federal and state refunds issued, including more than $3.1 million in federal Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC)
  • $2.8 million saved in tax preparation fees
  • Total local impact of $19.3 million

Orange County United Way partnered with 25 local organizations and hosted more than 557 free tax preparation events throughout the county to help eligible taxpayers (households earning less than $60k a year) file their taxes free of charge and assess their qualification for federal and California EITC. More than 20,817 volunteer hours were contributed.