Al & Bea's Restaurant in Boyle Heights. Photo by Kate Valdez.

Still haven’t filed your taxes? You may be eligible to file for free.

East LA Community Corporation has partnered with Pan American Bank and the Center for Asset Building Opportunities (CABO) to offer free tax preparation for taxpayers with an annual household income of $50,000 or less.

Trained community volunteers certified by the IRS will assist families in Boyle Heights and East L.A. through April 14, 2012. If an ITIN is needed, tax preparers can help taxpayers apply for one the day of the appointment.

Appointments are available Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. To make an appointment, call (323) 604-1973.

Items needed at appointment:

  • A photo ID
  • Social security card or ITIN for everyone in the household
  • A voided check
  • If married, bring spouse to sign documents
  • Copy of most recent tax returns,  W2ʼs or equivalent documentation
    The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program hosts free tax preparation at numerous locations in California. For more sites visit their website at

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