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1) Use the CalETIC tax credits calculator to find out how much your cash-back tax credits are worth.

2) Schedule an appointment with an IRS-certified volunteer tax preparer at your local VITA site who can work directly with you to file your 2016 income tax returns.

Click the button below to download the VITA Flyer PDF to find out the nearest VITA site and what documents you need to bring with you to the appointment.


With the Federal and State Earned Income Tax Credit, you may qualify for a cash-back tax credit! You have the option to e-file and use direct deposit to get your return as soon as possible.

The California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) is modeled after a federal credit that also gives back money to working families.


The amount of the cash-back tax credit depends on your income and family size.

  • California‚Äôs EITC is available for households with adjusted gross incomes of less than $6,718 if there are no qualifying children, less than $10,088 if there is one qualifying child, or less than $14,162 if there are two or more qualifying children
  • The California EITC requires earned income reported on a W-2 form, such as wages, salaries, and tips, which must be subject to California withholding

If you have any questions, please contact our OC Free Tax Prep team.

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