Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA)
File confidently at a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site and keep more of your money. IRS-certified volunteers provide free, basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. Persons with disabilities, the elderly, and limited English-speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their tax returns are encouraged to participate.
Do you make less than $60,000? You may be eligible for free tax preparation!
Get your taxes filed for FREE by an IRS-certified tax volunteer and your refund sooner!
Claim your EITC refund
The EITC is a tax refund and benefit to help working individuals with low to moderate income. To claim the EITC, taxpayers must file a tax return, regardless of whether they owe any tax or are required to file.
Every year, many eligible taxpayers miss out on claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), which can amount to thousands of dollars. Research shows that the EITC may decrease poverty, improve family health, reduce stress, and improve graduation rates!
In California, taxpayers can claim two types of Earned Income Tax Credits during tax season: the Federal EITC, which is based on federal taxes, and the California EITC, which is based on state taxes. It is important to note that these credits are subject to specific eligibility criteria.
EITC Eligibility Requirements
Taxpayers must have a valid social security number and be U.S. Citizens or residents living in the U.S. all year.
Taxpayers with an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) may be eligible to claim the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) only
Taxpayers must have a filing status of single, married filing jointly, widowed, or head of household.
Taxpayers with a filing status of Married filing Separately do not qualify
Calculate Your Earned Income Tax Credit
About TOMA TU TAX Refund EITC
Take Opportunities, Maximize Access (TOMA) is a Day One initiative in partnership with Young & Healthy, awarded by the Office of Minority Health, to help low income communities learn about Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and provide free tax preparation through our IRS certified tax preparer volunteers at Cal State LA and Cal Poly Pomona.
The Earned Income Tax Credit is a tax refund and is a benefit for working people with low to moderate income. To claim the EITC you must file a tax return, even if you do not owe any tax or are not required to file. Our tax preparer volunteers from Cal State LA and Cal Poly Pomona will help check your eligibility during your appointment and file the appropriate forms for you to claim the credit in your tax return!
Research shows that the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) may decrease poverty, improve family health, reduce family stress, and improve graduation rates! However, one in five eligible filers do not claim the EITC on their tax returns. Our program's goal is to increase the awareness of the EITC and its benefits so workers can gain more money back into their pockets.