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TOMA TU TAX refund eitc

Day One has been awarded by the Office of Minority Health a grant to help low income communities learn about Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and provide free tax preparation through our IRS certified tax volunteers at Cal State LA and Cal Poly Pomona.


EITC is a tax refund and is a benefit for working people with low to moderate income. Our tax preparers help check your eligibility during your appointment and file it in your tax return. If you are a worker with dependent children that have annual incomes below $56,000, you may be eligible for the Federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)!

Research shows that EITC can decrease poverty, improve family health, reduce family stress, and improve graduation rates! However, one in five eligible filers don't claim the EITC. We want to help raise awareness about this benefit so you can enjoy the extra money with your family.


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free tax preparation (VITA)

We offered free tax preparation at 3 sites in partnership with Cal State LA and Cal Poly Pomona to community members in San Gabriel Valley and Greater Los Angeles Area.

VITA Report:

  • 170 tax refunds

  • $58, 941 Federal EITC receipts

  • $15, 570 Cal EITC receipts


Community members arrive at our office locations and we helped them log onto Zoom with the tax preparer. Our services are free because of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) where tax certified volunteers volunteer their time to offer free tax preparation to families making less than $57K. 

Our VITA locations this past year: 

El Monte

Day One Office at Jeff Seymour Family Center

10900 Mulhall St #15

El Monte, CA 91731


Day One Office

1351 S Main St

Pomona, Ca 91766


Young & Healthy Office

136 W Peoria St

Pasadena, CA 91103

Check your eligibility

In order to qualify for the federal EITC, check these basic requirements below. This is not a comprehensive checklist for your specific situation.

Social Security number

You must have a social security number and be a U.S. citizen or resident alien living in the U.S. all year.

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Income limit

The maximum earned annual income limit with 3 dependent children is $57,000.

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Filing status

You can file as single, head of household, jointly filing and married, widower/widow. You cannot file independently but married.

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You must be 25-65 years of age.

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