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Riverside County is committed to ensuring community needs are met. For persons experiencing hardships, free assistance is available for critical services relating to health, utility bills, and other needs. 
The information below is updated regularly.

Get Help Paying Bills

  • Click Here to see a list of California utility companies. Customers should contact providers directly to ask about protections available during COVID-19 outbreak.
  • Click Here to see utility payment assistance from Community Action Partnership Riverside.
  • Click Here for free or low-cost internet, distance learning, and additional resources

Mental Health Services

Free Tax Preparation

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IRS Search Tool to Find an Organization that Offers Free Tax Services
    • The IRS extended the national income tax filing deadline from April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020. For more information, visit the website or call. Help lines are open Monday through Friday 7am-7pm PST as follows:

Individuals 800-829-1040

Businesses 800-829-4933

TTY/TDD 800-829-4059 

  •  The Taxpayer Advocate Service is an independent organization within the IRS working directly with the IRS on behalf of individuals, businesses, and exempt organizations to resolve taxpayers’ inquiries. To learn about eligibility Click Here
  • Visit the IRS page on Preparing for a Disaster for advice on paperless recordkeeping of financial and tax records.   

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Riverside County Community Action Partnership offers Free Virtual Tax Preparation.
  • Contact Community Action Partnership via their web page or
    at (951)955-4900
  • You qualify if you earned less than $70,000 in 2019, had no business losses or rental income.
  • Click Here to see Flyer.

State Resources

    •  EDD Taxpayer Assistance Center Employers experiencing a hardship as a result of COVID-19 may request up to a 60-day extension of time from EDD to file their state payroll reports and/or deposit state payroll taxes without penalty or interest.
          • To Contact the EDD Taxpayer Assistance Center, visit the web page or call 1-888-745-3886 or TTY: 1-800-547-9565.
          • View Fact Sheet
    • California Tax Service Center is a partnership of resources from tax agencies including the Board of Equalization, California Department of Tax and Fee Administration, Employment Development Department, Franchise Tax Board, and Internal Revenue Service.
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