Filing taxes on time and accessing all available tax credits can boost your household income.
Tax refunds can help families navigate financial crises, pay down debt, manage household expenses, and start saving for the future. Each Spring we partner with AARP’s IRS-certified volunteers to provide free drop-in income tax assistance for low and middle-income taxpayers. The Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) is available to low- to moderate-income working individuals and couples, particularly those with children (the benefit amount depends on income and number of children). If you qualify for CalEITC and have a child/ren under the age of 6 as of the end of the tax year, you may qualify for up to $1,000 through the Young Child Tax Credit.