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Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) & Free Tax Prep Assistance

The Earned Income Tax Credit puts money in low-income families' pockets

The Earned Income Tax Credit is the number one anti-poverty alleviating strategy that puts money in low-incomes families’ pockets.

Every year the City of Oakland, in partnership with the Alameda County Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Campaign, provides FREE tax assistance and preparation to Oakland’s low-income families and individuals at community based Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Sites (VITA) located throughout the City.

For more information on free tax prep in your area, please call 211