Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

You and your family work hard. That’s why the City of Santa Ana, in partnership with Orange County United Way and the IRS, want to help you learn if you can keep more of your hard earned cash when you file for taxes this year.

If you worked in 2018 and earned less than $55,000, you may qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). The EITC is a federal program designed to help you increase your income if you meet residency, income, and other eligibility guidelines. The EITC can provide a refund  and is one of the largest federal credits available to low and moderate income workers. One in five people do not claim this important credit – adding up to millions of dollars in unclaimed credits in Orange County alone! So claim your money today. AND, even if your family is not eligible for the EITC, you may still obtain FREE income tax filing assistance if your income was less than $60,000 in 2018. Stop paying for private tax preparation service. Once again, the City of Santa Ana, United Way and community-based organizations provide free tax assistance, as well as access to low-cost bank accounts and financial education to eligible households.

How can you take advantage of free tax preparation and the EITC? It’s simple. Just call: (888) 434-8248 to find a free tax preparation site in Santa Ana near you.      

Pre Tax Season EITC Flyer

Report of 2019 Tax Season Results 

Graphic of 2019 Tax Season Results

Summary Results of OC Free Tax Prep 2019


Or, if you have less than $60,000 in household income and would like to file for free at home and access the EITC and other credits, go online to MyFreeTaxes.com. It’s easy to get organized, file your taxes and use your refund!