Last year, our program successfully served 198 low-income community members with free tax preparation
Workers that have annual incomes below $58,000 are eligible for free tax filing services and may also qualify for the Federal 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.
Free Tax Preparation (VITA)
Starting February 2023, our program will offer three in-person free tax preparation sites in partnership with Cal State LA and Cal Poly Pomona Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program to community members in the San Gabriel Valley and Greater Los Angeles Area.
Do you make less than $58,000? You may be eligible for free tax preparation!
Visit one of our tax sites and get your taxes filed for FREE by an IRS certified tax volunteer.
Young & Healthy Office
136 W Peoria St
Pasadena, CA 91103
Day One Office at Jeff Seymour Family Center
10900 Mulhall St #15
El Monte, CA 91731
Day One Office
at SAE Create
100 W 2nd St
Pomona CA 91766
EITC Eligibility Checklist:
To qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit, you must meet the basic requirements below:
Social Security Number
Taxpayers must have a valid social security number and be a U.S. Citizen or resident living in the U.S. all year.
Taxpayers must have a filing status of single, married filing jointly, widowed, or head of household.
Taxpayers must have an earned income (Income limits vary by filing status and number of qualifying dependents)
Taxpayers must be 18 or older and must have a qualifying dependent.
OR Taxpayers between the ages of 25-64 without qualifying dependents may also qualify