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. Continue reading