Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) provides access for IRS-Certified tax return preparations to individuals with low to moderate incomes.

The purpose of this program is to increase and maximize the amount of refunds and tax credits back to people who earn a lower income.

Eastmont Community Center offers electronic filing of tax returns year-round at its center.

Eastmont Community Center gave back to families in total tax year 2021

868 tax returns completed

Provided tax services in communities of East Los Angeles, Watts in South Los Angeles, and Lancaster and collaborated with Strength Based Community Change (SBCC), L.A. Care, and Antelope Valley Partners for Health.

$946,227 Federal Refund and $172,348 State Refund

Eastmont Community Center was able to return federal and state returns to families and individuals.

$308,029 Federal and State Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

Eastmont informed taxpayers about the importance of earned income credit to working families and single households that can qualify and claim their credits. Taxpayers expressed that the extra funds will be utilized for childcare, financial and food needs.

$418,450 Child Tax Credit and Advanced Child Tax Credit

214 families Eastmont Community Center supported in East Los Angeles and Lancaster who were qualified to receive child tax credits.

Community Stories

Josefina from Montebello, CA, has a child with Down Syndrome, and she had to stop working to take care of her: “She depends one hundred percent on me,” Josefina shares about her daughter. Our Affiliate Eastmont Community Center helped Josefina file her taxes and she was able to receive the CTC. “We have limited resources, and the credit is a blessing,” she says. “We use it to pay rent, utilities and other home expenses.”

UnidosUS Blog  May 11, 2022

Learn more about each of our services: VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance), Financial Coaching, and Financial Education Workshops

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(323) 726-7998