FILE YOUR TAXES FOR
Households earning less than $54,000 may qualify for up to $6,000 cash back in California and federal Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC) – but only if you file your taxes!
OC FREE TAX PREP, brought to you by United Way thanks to support from Citi Community Development, wants you to keep more of your hard-earned money this tax season, and we’re providing two ways you can FILE FOR FREE through trusted sources.
With more money in your pocket, you’ll be on your way to saving toward a better future.
GET CASH BACK WITH EARNED INCOME TAX CREDITS (EITC)
California and federal EITC are refundable credits available to low-to-moderate income individuals and families.
These cash-back credits are designed to put money in the pockets of low-income working families and individuals. Claiming this credit is easy. Eligible taxpayers just need to file a tax return.
Many more families are now eligible for the California EITC. Starting with the 2017 tax year, families earning up to $22,300 may qualify for CalEITC, which is a dramatic increase of the upper income limit over past years. Plus, for the first time, those who earned self-employment income in 2017 may qualify.
CALCULATE YOUR EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT
Federal Earned Income Tax Credit
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California Earned Income Tax Credit
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*If you don't have a filing requirement, you still may qualify for CalEITC, but you must file to claim your cash back.
Don’t qualify for EITC? Not to worry, you may still be able to file for free if your income is less than $60,000.
HERE'S WHAT YOU'LL NEED TO GET STARTED
WHAT DO I BRING WITH ME?
HOW DO I QUALIFY FOR EITC?
SAVE FOR A BETTER FUTURE
Become a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program volunteer and help low-income families keep more of their hard-earned money. No tax experience necessary. We'll provide all the training and tools you need to become certified.
OUR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES INCLUDE:
- Tax Preparers
- Enrolled Agents, CPAs & other Professionals
- Tax Guides
COUNT UP THE SMILES
Some families count on OC Free Tax Prep year after year to ensure they receive the cash-back tax credits they earned. Now families are able to keep more of their hard-earned money.
“Thank you to all the friendly staff for your help in filing my taxes. You most certainly have a satisfied customer once again.”
-A Family Served by OC Free Tax Prep
ABOUT OC FREE TAX PREP
Tax refunds help stabilize low and moderate-income families by helping struggling families provide for their children, as well as stimulate the local economy. Through the OC FREE TAX PREP initiative, United Way, Citi and its partners are working toward a better tomorrow to break the cycle of poverty by increasing the number of financially stable households in Orange County.
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