CalEITC Free Tax Preparation

Need Help?

Dreams for Change offers free tax preparation services for qualifying individuals and families in San Diego County and the El Centro area. Each year we file over 8,000 tax returns, bring millions of dollars back into our local economy, and save tax payers hundreds of dollars spent on tax preparers.

Completely Free

Safe & Secure Filing

Professional Staff and Volunteers

Two people doing taxes.

Free Tax Preparation Program Highlights

Dreams for Change connects people to their Earned income credits. What is CalEITC?

CalEITC4Me is a movement to spread awareness of the state Earned Income Tax Credit. If you’re a California taxpayer, learn more and find out if you are eligible for the credit at caleitc4me.org. Let’s put money back in the pockets of Californians! Text CalEITC to 51555 for updates. Want to know if you are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit? Find out here.

IRS Certified Tax Preparers

All of our staff and volunteers in the VITA/TCE Program take the IRS Standards of Conduct training and pass the certification test.

Clock Icon

Convenient Times and Locations

Each tax season, Dreams for Change can be found at one of 4 malls in San Diego. This allows working families to access times and locations that fit their schedule.

Fingerprint Icon


No Social Security Number? We can help you get an IRS Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN), so you can file your taxes. Plus, at Dreams for Change, ITIN applications or renewals are free at certain locations.

Phone call icon

2-1-1 San Diego

Dreams for Change utilizes 2-1-1 San Diego to schedule our tax appointments and help with benefit screening for San Diego and Imperial Counties.

Need Help?