Learn how to take advantage of California's Earned Income Tax Credit
With the deadline for filing income taxes coming soon, local families with incomes below $56,000 can receive free income tax preparation assistance at an event co-hosted by State Senator Bob Wieckowski, Golden State Opportunity, United Way Bay Area and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program on Thursday, March 19, at the Fremont Family Resource Center Millennium Room, located at 39155 Liberty Street in Fremont.
For many people, this can be a stressful time of year. But by sitting down with a trained tax preparer who can answer their questions and assist them in filling out the forms, that stress can be eliminated.
The event will also highlight the state’s California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC), designed to put more money in the pockets of low-income working families. Roughly 50,000 families in Alameda and Santa Clara counties will be eligible for the income tax credit. You can learn more about this credit and your eligibility at the CalEITC 4 Me website.
Other participants include Board of Equalization Member Malia Cohen, Assemblymember Kansen Chu, Alameda County Assessor Phong La, U.S. Census Bureau (Alameda County) and the City of Fremont.
WHO: Senator Wieckowski, Golden State Opportunity, United Way Bay Area, Fremont Family Resource Center, FRC VITA tax preparers
If you need your taxes prepared, please see checklist below:
- Income below $56,000
- Social Security card or ITIN card or letter
- Copy of Previous Year’s Return (Preferred)
- W2s and 1099 forms
- Health Insurance Information
- Account and routing numbers for checking and/or savings accounts for direct deposit and faster refund
This event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP to Senator.Wieckowski@senate.ca.gov.