Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) puts money in low-income families' pockets.

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City of Oakland's EITC Hotline

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.

What is the EITC (Earned Income Tax Credit)?

The Earned Income Tax Credit is a refundable tax credit available to working low-income individuals and families.

What is a VITA Site?

VITA sites are certified Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Sites located throughout the Oakland community to assist low-income families and individuals by providing FREE tax preparation. That’s right, FREE!

In addition, you can receive information on other benefits your family may qualify for free/low cost health care, the federal nutrition program, and financial education.