FILE YOUR TAXES FOR FREE!
Eligibility for both the federal and state EITC is based on your earned income and you must file a tax return to qualify. Individuals/families in San Diego County who make:
may qualify for free tax filing assistance + federal tax credits
may qualify for additional state tax credits
Income documents including any W2s or 1099s
Bank account information for direct deposit
School tuition or student loan interest statements
Dates of health coverage for yourself and any dependents
Social Security Card or ITIN for yourself and any dependents
Call 2-1-1 to see if you qualify and to make an appointment.
In-person and virtual online tax assistance is available.
Tax preparation services are available in multiple languages.
The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a refundable cash-back tax credit for low-income working families and individuals. It is one of the most effective tools in America to lift families out of poverty.
California joined 24 other states and the District of Columbia to adopt a state EITC, known as CalEITC, to supplement the federal EITC. In its first year, the CalEITC boosted the income of about 385,000 people, who received close to $200 million from the credit.