Community Action Partnership will be hosting on-site and virtual Free Tax Preparation through the VITA Tax Program. We will be servicing our community in a limited, appointment-only capacity, maintaining CDC guidelines for social distancing to ensure that our staff, volunteers, and customers remain safe. Many of our sites are currently taking appointments. For a convenient location, please refer to our site list below. For more information on on how you can gain FREE training and certification to prepare taxes for working individuals earning less than $75,000 contact program coordinator Marcie Johnson at (951) 955-4900.


VITA Resource Links


You may also do your OWN taxes for FREE at


EITC Chart


Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) sometimes called the Earned Income Credit (EIC), is a refundable federal income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. Congress originally approved the tax credit legislation in 1975, in part to offset the burden of social security taxes and to provide an incentive to work. When the EITC exceeds the amount of taxes owed, it results in a tax refund to those who claim and qualify for the credit. To qualify, taxpayers must meet certain requirements and file a tax return, even if they did not earn enough money to be obligated to file a tax return. The EITC has no effect on certain welfare benefits. In most cases, EITC payments will not be used to determine eligibility for Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), food stamps, low-income housing, or most Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) payments. The Riverside County EITC program provides year-round free tax preparation assistance through VITA to residents and encourages asset-development to help families move out of poverty.