Refunds for Working Families

Every year, Oklahomans leave millions of dollars on the table because they don’t claim their Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) when filing taxes. This year, don’t miss out on money that could change your life.

Kids have Christmas; adults have the EITC!”

Detra P.

What is the Earned Income Tax Credit?

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a federal tax credit for households like yours who make $56,000 or less a year. The amount of your refund increases depending on your number of children and is often between $2,000-$6,000.

Calculate Your EITC Estimate

Max. Credit Amount

Estimate your own Earned Income Tax Credit amount using the grid above, please note these figures are averages and subject to change based on your tax return.
Note: Assumes all income is from earnings (as opposed to investments, for example).
Source: Internal Revenue Service

Where Do I Start?

It’s normal to have questions around filing your taxes. We have an approved list of tax professionals ready to help you file your taxes so you can get the money you deserve.

Find a Free Filing Site or Free Self-Prep Location

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites are currently open across Oklahoma City, which can provide you with high-quality tax preparation, financial stability resources and connections to other community services, oftentimes at little or no cost. Additionally, whether you’re looking to self-file or just need internet access to view our online tools, there are convenient locations around Oklahoma City where you can use an internet accessible computer for free.

Title Address Description
CAA of OKC - Central
319 SW 25th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73109, USA

319 Southwest 25th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73109
Free Filing Site

Tue 8:00a – 3:00p
Wed 8:00a – 3:00p
Thur 8:00a – 3:00p

Languages: English, Spanish

Midwest City Neighborhoods in Action
200 N Midwest Blvd, Midwest City, OK 73110, USA

Midwest City Community Center
200 N Midwest Blvd
Midwest City, OK 73110
Free Filing Site

Tue 1:00p – 7:00p
Thur 1:00p – 7:00p

Languages: English

John Marshall HS Academy of Finance
12201 Portland Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73120, USA

12201 N Portland Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73120
Free Filing Site

Mon 4:30p – 7:30p
Tue 4:30p – 7:30p
Wed 4:30p – 7:30p

Languages: English

Moore Public Library
225 S Howard Ave, Moore, OK 73160, USA

225 South Howard
Moore, OK 73160
Free Filing Site

Wed 6:00p – 8:30p
Sat 10:00a – 2:00p

Languages: English

United Way of Norman/CSBI
1155 E Main St, Norman, OK 73071, USA

1155 E Main
Norman, OK 73071
Free Filing Site

Fri 8:30a – 4:30p
Sat 8:30a – 4:30p

Languages: English

Norman Public Library
225 N Webster Ave, Norman, OK 73069, USA

OU College Of Law
225 N. Webster
Norman, OK 73069
Free Filing Site

Mon 5:00p – 8:00p
Wed
6:00p – 8:00p
Thur 6:00p – 8:00p

Languages: English

CAA of OKC - El Reno
203 N Bickford Ave, El Reno, OK 73036, USA

203 N Bickford
El Reno, OK 73036
Free Filing Site

Tue 8:00a – 3:00p
Wed 8:00a – 3:00p
Thur 8:00a – 3:00p

Languages: English

Edmond Downtown Community Center
28 E Main St, Edmond, OK 73034, USA

28 E Main St
Edmond, OK 73034
Free Filing Site

Mon 9:00a – 3:00p
Thur 12:00p – 7:00p
Sat 9:00a – 12:00p

Languages: English

University of Central Oklahoma
100 N University Dr, Edmond, OK 73034, USA

College of Business, Room 107
100 N University Dr
Edmond, OK 73034
Free Filing Site

Tue 2:00p – 4:30p
Thur 2:00p – 4:30p
Sat 8:00a – 1:30p

Languages: English

Midwest City Senior Center
8251 E Reno Ave, Midwest City, OK 73110, USA

8251 E Reno Ave
Midwest City, OK 73110
Free Filing Site

Tue 8:00a – 11:00a; 1:00p – 4:00p
Tue 8:00a – 11:00a; 1:00p – 4:00p
Wed 8:00a – 11:00a; 1:00p – 4:00p
Thur 8:00a – 11:00a; 1:00p – 4:00p

Languages: English

Norman Senior Citizens Center
329 S Peters Ave, Norman, OK 73069, USA

329 S Peters Ave
Norman, OK 73069
Free Filing Site
By Appointment: 405-329-4200

Tue 9:00a – 1:00p
Wed 9:00a – 12:00p
Thur 9:00a – 12:00p

Languages: English

Baptist Retirement Center - OKC
9700 Mashburn Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK 73162, USA

9700 Mashburn Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK 73162
Free Filing Site
By Appointment: 405-721-2466

Mon By appointment
Wed By appointment

Languages: English

Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church
1020 NE 42nd St, Oklahoma City, OK 73111, USA

1020 NE 42nd St
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
Free Filing Site

Sat 10:00a – 4:00p

Languages: English

South Lindsay Baptist Church
3300 S Lindsay Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73129, USA

3300 S Lindsay Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73129
Free Filing Site

Thur 9:00a – 2:00p

Languages: English

First Baptist Church
1201 N Robinson Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73103, USA

1201 N Robinson Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Free Filing Site

Wed 9:00a – 2:30p

Languages: English

Edmond Library
10 S Blvd, Edmond, OK 73034, USA

10 S Blvd
Edmond, OK 73034
Self-Prep Location

Mon-Thur 9:00a – 7:00p
Fri 9:00a – 6:00p
Sat 9:00a – 5:00p
Sun 1:00p – 6:00p

Northwest OKC Library
5600 NW 122nd St, Oklahoma City, OK 73142, USA

5600 NW 122nd St
Oklahoma City, OK 73142
Self-Prep Location

Mon-Thur 9:00a – 9:00p
Fri 9:00a – 6:00p
Sat 9:00a – 5:00p
Sun 1:00p – 6:00p

Warr Acres Library
5901 NW 63rd St, Warr Acres, OK 73132, USA

5901 NW 63rd St
Warr Acres, OK 73132
Self-Prep Location

Mon-Thur 9:00a – 9:00p
Fri 9:00a – 6:00p
Sat 9:00a – 5:00p
Sun 1:00p – 6:00p

The Village Library
10307 N Pennsylvania Ave, The Village, OK 73120, USA

10307 N Pennsylvania Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73120
Self-Prep Location

Mon-Thur 9:00a – 9:00p
Fri 9:00a – 6:00p
Sat 9:00a – 5:00p
Sun 1:00p – 6:00p

Southern Oaks Library
6900 S Walker Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73139, USA

6900 S Walker Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73139
Self-Prep Location

Mon-Thur 9:00a – 9:00p
Fri 9:00a – 6:00p
Sat 9:00a – 5:00p
Sun 1:00p – 6:00p

Jones Library
9295 Willa Way, Jones, OK 73049, USA

9295 Willa Way
Jones, OK 73049
Self-Prep Location

Mon 9:00a – 8:00p
Tues 9:00a – 6:00p
Wed 9:00a – 5:00p
Sat 9:00a – 5:00p

Belle Isle Library
5501 N Villa Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73112, USA

5501 N Villa Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
Self-Prep Location

Mon-Thurs 9:00a – 9:00p
Fri 9:00a – 6:00p
Sat 9:00a – 5:00p
Sun 1:00p – 6:00p

Wright Library
2101 Exchange Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73108, USA

2101 Exchange Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73108
Self-Prep Location

Tues-Thurs 9:30a – 5:30p
Fri 9:00a – 5:00p
Sat 9:00a – 5:00p

Ralph Ellison Library
2000 NE 23rd St, Oklahoma City, OK 73111, USA

2000 NE 23rd St
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
Self-Prep Location

Mon-Thurs 9:00a – 9:00p
Fri 9:00a – 6:00p
Sat 9:00a – 5:00p
Sun 1:00p – 6:00p

Nicoma Park Library
2240 Overholser Dr, Nicoma Park, OK 73066, USA

2240 Overholser Dr
Nicoma Park, OK 73066
Self-Prep Location

Tues-Thurs 9:30a – 5:30p
Fri 9:00a – 5:00p
Sat 9:00a – 5:00p

Luther Library
310 NE 3rd St, Luther, OK 73054, USA

310 NE 3rd St
Luther, OK 73054
Self-Prep Location

Mon 9:00a – 6:00p
Tues 9:00a – 8:00p
Wed 9:00a – 6:00p
Sat 9:00a – 5:00p

Del City Library
4509 SE 15th St, Del City, OK 73115, USA

4509 SE 15th St
Del City, OK 73115
Self-Prep Location

Mon-Thur 9:00a – 9:00p
Fri 9:00a – 6:00p
Sat 9:00a – 5:00p
Sun 1:00p – 6:00p

Harrah Library
1930 Church Ave, Harrah, OK 73045, USA

1930 Church Ave
Harrah, OK 73045
Self-Prep Location

Mon 9:00a – 6:00p
Tues 9:00a – 8:00p
Wed 9:00a – 6:00p
Sat 9:00a – 5:00p

Downtown Library
300 Park Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73102, USA

300 Park Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Self-Prep Location

Mon-Thur 9:00a – 9:00p
Fri 9:00a – 6:00p
Sat 9:00a – 5:00p
Sun 1:00p – 6:00p

Choctaw Library
2525 Muzzy St, Choctaw, OK 73020, USA

2525 Muzzy St
Choctaw, OK 73020
Self-Prep Location

Mon-Thur 9:00a – 9:00p
Fri 9:00a – 6:00p
Sat 9:00a – 5:00p
Sun 1:00p – 6:00p

Bethany Library
6700 NW 35th St, Bethany, OK 73008, USA

6700 NW 35th St
Bethany, OK 73008
Self-Prep Location

Mon-Thur 9:00a – 9:00p
Fri 9:00a – 6:00p
Sat 9:00a – 5:00p
Sun 1:00p – 6:00p

Almonte Library
2914 SW 59th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73119, USA

2914 SW 59th St
Oklahoma City, OK 73119
Self-Prep Location

Mon-Thur 9:00a – 9:00p
Fri 9:00a – 6:00p
Sat 9:00a – 5:00p
Sun 1:00p – 6:00p

Mustang Library
1201 N Mustang Rd, Mustang, OK 73064, USA

1201 N Mustang Rd
Mustang, OK 73064
Self-Prep Location

Mon-Thur 9:00a – 8:00p
Fri 9:00a – 5:30p
Sat 10:00a – 5:30p

Mabel C Fry Library
1200 Lakeshore Dr, Yukon, OK 73099, USA

1200 Lakeshore Dr
Yukon, OK 73099
Self-Prep Location

Mon-Thur 9:00a – 9:00p
Fri 9:00a – 5:00p
Sat 10:00a – 5:00p

Free Online Filing Resources

If your 2019 adjusted gross income was $69,000 or less, you may find one or more free options at apps.irs.gov/app/freeFile.

MyFreeTaxes by United Way and in partnership with H&R Block is completely free for individuals and families earning less than $66,000.

Turbo Tax Free File is available to anyone with an income of $66,000 or less—if you qualify for Earned Income Tax Credit or are active military—or anyone with an income of $36,000 or less.

What Would You Do With $6,000?

Maybe you’ll buy new furniture? Perhaps you’ll save for a down payment? Or maybe you’ll take the vacation you’ve always dreamed about?

“Money from the EITC allowed my family to stop renting and purchase our first home!”

Detra P.

“For the first time in our lives, we’re saving money."

Courtney B.

“We’re planning to take a vacation to Disney World with our EITC refund.”

Gabriel M.

Developing News Stories

It’s your EITC refund, Oklahoma City. Go claim it

The EITC is available to individuals between 25 and 64 who earned less than $56,000 in 2019. When you file your taxes, depending on how many children you have, you can often expect a refund between $2,000 and $6,000. Read More

Federal program could maximize families tax refunds

According to Gary Jones, a Spokesperson for OKC Tax Help, “You could receive anywhere, if you’re an individual, five hundred dollars, to if you’re a family of four or more, up to six thousand dollars.” Read More

Nearly a quarter of Oklahoma households are leaving money on the table by not taking advantage of a tax credit

EITC is an annual refund that supports the financial stability of low- and moderate-income workers by reducing their federal tax burden. Read More

What would you do with $2,470 this year?

We’re in the midst of another tax season and many Oklahomans are unaware of an opportunity that could not only change their lives, but also drastically impact our state’s economy.Read More

Stories of Opportunity

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is OKC Tax Help?
OKC Tax Help is an accessible network of free tax help that works to get you the refund the government owes you. We work in your neighborhoods and live in your community. We love this city and the people who make it special. And, we’re committed to helping more of our citizens claim the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Because, you earned it. It’s your money and we’re here to make sure you get it.
Where can I file my taxes?

With VITA sites located across Oklahoma City, you have a lot of options! We recommend using our map to discover the best location for you.

Free Online Filing Resources
Myfreetaxes.com
freefile.intuit.com
apps.irs.gov/app/freeFile

What is the EITC?

EITC, Earned Income Tax Credit, is a benefit for working people, just like you. A tax credit means money in your pocket around the beginning of the new year. It reduces the amount of tax you owe and may also give you a refund.

Who can claim the EITC?
  1. You, your spouse (if you file a joint return) and all others listed on Schedule EITC
    1. Must have a Social Security number that is valid for employment and is issued before the due date of the return including extensions
  2. Your filing status cannot be married filing separately
  3. You cannot be a qualifying child of another person
  4. You must meet the earned income, AGI and investment income limits
    1. Income limits change each year, see EITC Income Limits for the tax year amounts
  5. And, you must meet one of the following:
    1. Have a qualifying child
    2. If you do not have a qualifying child, you must:
      1. Be age 25 but under 65 at the end of the year
      2. Live in the United States for more than half the year, and not qualify as a dependent of another person
What is Earned Income?

Earned income includes all the taxable income and wages you get from working for someone else

How can I get involved?

Every year, Oklahomans leave millions of dollars on the table because they don’t claim their Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) when filing taxes. This year, we’re trying to help Oklahoma City residents claim their refund, but we need your help. We are looking for computer bank volunteers available to assist on weeknights and Saturdays.

 

Computer Bank Volunteers will:

  • Welcome filers to locations around the OKC metro area (find a computer bank near you by emailing info@okctaxhelp.org)
  • Direct filers to free self-prep services online
  • Ask filers to complete a quick exit survey to tell us about their experience

 

When we need you:

Still have questions?

We’re here for you.