Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
$6.9 Million in Refunds Returned to Low Income Families Since 2003
We need volunteers for our 2013 tax season!
Each year, dedicated volunteers help us reach more families and expand our program. Will you help us reach more low income families this year?
Want free tax help?If you are interested in having your taxes done, please call to make an appointment: Asian Resource Center in Chinatown Oakland - (510) 287-5353 (Open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 2pm-7pm & Saturday 11am-5pm)
Sparkpoint Center in East Oakland - (510) 969-8774 (Open Mondays, Thursdays 1pm-7pm & Saturdays 12pm-5pm)
The Internal Revenue Service estimates that 15-25 percent of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), goes unclaimed by low-income workers every year. This is equivalent to millions of dollars that America’s lowest wage earners are forgoing. Unfortunately, many of the eligible low-income families in our communities do not know that the tax credit exists or are using paid tax preparers to claim the credit. About 67 percent of EITC recipients use paid preparers, which decreases the amount of net credit that they receive.
EBALDC's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program is committed to increasing the number of low-income families and individuals who claim EITC and receive their income tax refunds. Through our culturally and linguistically competent staff and volunteers, we have made significant strides.
Since 2003, EBALDC has been a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) provider as part of the United Way of the Bay Area's Earn It! Keep It! Save It! Campaign. EBALDC operates one of only a few VITA sites in Oakland Chinatown where low to moderate income households are offered free income tax preparation services, asset development materials, and pre-screening for public benefits. Families and individuals are also assisted in claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), and in accessing financial services and training. EBALDC also provides VITA services at Lion Creek Crossings, in East Oakland.
To volunteer for one of the most effective anti-poverty campaigns in the country,
contact us at (510)287-5353 or email@example.com.