Do you qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)? The City of Santa Ana encourages you to find out! The EITC can provide a refund of up to $5,657 and is one of the largest federal credits available to low and moderate income workers. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) provides a temporary increase in the EITC for taxpayers with three or more qualifying children this year. In addition, it also increases the beginning point for the credit for all married couples filing a joint return, regardless of the number of children.
The City of Santa Ana has partnered with the Legal Aid Society of Orange County, the Orange County United Way, and community based organizations to provide free tax assistance and financial education to eligible households. Even if your family is not eligible for the EITC, you may still obtain free income tax assistance if your income did not exceed $50,000 in 2009.
It is easier than ever to claim the Earned Income Tax Credit. You earned it, you keep it! Please call (888) 434-8248 (English) or (866) 921-3890 (Spanish) to schedule an appointment for free tax preparation assistance at the EITC Super Saturday event or for any of the following Community Tax Days scheduled in Santa Ana. In addition, the I-CAN!™ E-File computer module at www.icanefile.org will help you do your taxes for free in English or Spanish or Vietnamese and is available to residents from any computer with internet access.
Santa Ana Community Tax Days
Boys & Girls Club (950 W. Highland St.)
February 13, 2010 from 9 am – 1 pm
February 27, 2010 from 9 am- 1 pm
March 13, 2010 from 9 am – 1 pm
March 17, 2010 from 3 pm- 7 pm
March 27, 2010 from 9 am – 1 pm
March 31, 2010 from 3 pm – 7 pm
April 3, 2010 from 9 am – 1 pm
April 10, 2010 from 9 am – 1pm
Delhi Community Center (505 E. Central Ave)
February 27, 2010 from 9 am – 3 pm
El Sol Science and Arts Academy (1010 N. Broadway)
February 6, 2010 from 8 am – 1 pm
February 27, 2010 from 8 am – 12 pm
Immaculate Heart of Mary (1100 S. Center St.)
March 6, 2010 from 9 am – 2 pm
March 20, 2010 from 9 am- 2 pm
What do I need to prepare my taxes?
- Social Security Card or ITIN (individual Taxpayer Identification Card) for each family member
- W-2 forms for all jobs worked in 2009
- All 1099 forms for other income
- All 1098 forms for educational expenses
- Childcare provider information: name, address and Tax ID number
- Picture ID
- Bank account routing number (only to e-file your return or for IRS to direct deposit refund)