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It is your money

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The Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit is your more money in your pocket.

 

The only way to get this cash is to file a tax return.

Free help is available to help you claim your cash.

Free Tax Help is Available

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Select a location below and book online. It is that easy.

Talk to a representative and schedule over the phone  1-888-844-3276.

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Claim Your Cash LA

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Claim Your Cash LA is a collaborative of the County of Los Angeles, Economic Security Project, and Koreatown Youth and Community Center to educate working Angelenos about the tax credits they are eligible for such as the Federal and State of California Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit. 

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Claiming a tax refund does not impact your eligibility for things like public benefits and it is not considered a public charge.

This is your money that you deserve.

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More Cash Benefits

BENEFITS

Taxpayers with income up to $30,950 may benefit from a cash back of up to $3,529 from the California EITC. The amount of the credit is higher for taxpayers with childen.

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Taxpayers with children 0 to 5 and income up to $30,950 may benefit from a cash back of $1,117 through the State of California Young Child Tax Credit.

Young Child

Tax Credit

Young adults who were previously foster youth may benefit for a cash back of $1,117 through the State of California Foster Youth Tax Credit.

Foster Youth

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What our clients are saying

TESTIMONIALS

Leah Yousef

Leah worked as a care provider through In Home Supportive Service (IHSS). She made below the filing threshhold and was not planning on filing. Leah claimed EITC, Child Tax Credit, Young Child Tax Credit, and CalEITC - over $6,245 in cash back refunds.

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The Paik Family

Karen and Jim Paik forgot to file last year's taxes. After filing with us, the Paik family was able to complete their 2022 and 2023 tax returns. The Paiks were relieved to learn that they were eligible for money that they had previous missed.

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Selvan Martinez

Selvan worked a few jobs over the summer. He did not think he had to file his taxes since he made little. After filing with us, Selvan qualified for the Foster Youth Tax Credit, CalEITC, and Education Credit totaling $2,179 in refunds.

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FAQ

  • What documents do I need to bring?
    Required: All taxpayers must be present with photo identification. Required: Original Social Security cards or Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) letters for all the people you list on your tax return. Birthdates for all the people you list on your return. All income statements, such as Forms W-2 and 1099, Social Security and unemployment compensation, as well as other statements such as pensions, stocks, interest and any documents showing taxes withheld. If you are self-employed or make cash, collect records of all your income and expenses. Form 1098, for payments to tuition, student loan interest, mortgage interest, or real estate taxes. Forms 1095A, if you purchased insurance coverage through Covered California. Identity theft PIN issued by the IRS. Bank routing numbers and account numbers to direct deposit any refund. ​
  • What returns are considerd "Out-of-Scope" and cannot be prepared by Claim Your Cash LA?
    If any of the following apply, we are not able to assist you. These are Out-of-Scope for the free tax assistance program: Incomes more than $60,000 Married Filing Separately returns (If you are legally married & file alone - you may be a Married Filing Separate taxpayer - this is out of scope and we will not be able to assist you). Self-employed or cash income with certain deductions: Taking expenses with no proof (receipts, documented mileage, etc. are required). Business related expenses over $20,000. Have a loss. Businesses with employees, inventory, automobile expenses, or business property. Returns for companies and/or businesses. Self-employed taxpayers may benefit from seeing a paid preparer to take deductions with no proof or cannot substantiate. The free program follows guidelines set by the IRS. Cancelled debt income (Forms 1099C and 1099A) for foreclosures or short sales. Handwritten tax documents (W-2, 1099, 1098, etc.). Returns for visitors, such as “F,” “J,” “M,” or “Q” visas, that require a 1040NR tax return. Foreign Income. Royalty Income. Partnership or income from an LLC (Form K-1). Rental Income or income from AirBnB. Sale of cryptocurrencies. Please, see a paid preparer. Sale of stocks with more than 20 sales. Please, see a paid preparer. ​
  • I haven't filed over the last few years. Can you help with multiple years?
    Yes, we can assist with 2020, 2021, and 2022. This way you can claim your cash back refund for each year. If you need an earlier year, please consult with your tax preparer.
  • May I report SSI, CalWorks, or CalFresh as income on my tax return?
    Public benefits are not considered income and cannot be reported as income on a tax return.
  • I received a letter from the IRS. Do you help with answering the letter?
    For any letters, audits, collections - the Low Income Tax Clinic is program where you may access free help from a tax attorney. Please, call (213) 232-2700 to get started.

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