by Photo courtesy of San Diego County

At least eight community organizations have agreed with San Diego County this Saturday, April 2, to help low-income residents file their tax returns before the April 18 deadline. 

The event will be located is at the Copley-Price Family YMCA, 4300 El Cajon Blvd. San Diego, near the soccer field, and the offer of help is open to any eligible county resident.

The coalition that organizes the fair reported that members of the community are eligible to receive their tax refund through federal and state tax credits.

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC) are federal credits that can pay back money to community members. The California EITC (CalEITC) and the Young Children Tax Credit (YCTC) are state credits that can pay back even more money.

To claim these credits, community members must first file their taxes, and this community fair will help people with that.

The terms of eligibility are Individuals/families earning up to $57,500 per year can get free tax assistance in person or online

Individuals and families with incomes up to $30,000 may be eligible for CalEITC and YCTC, individuals and families with incomes up to $57,500 may qualify for the federal EITC and CTC. 

The organizations will also help by preparing taxes for undocumented people who have a Personal Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) and meet the income requirement.

Here's what people who want help filing taxes will need:

Photo ID and Social Security card or ITIN for you and your dependents. Also, income documents, including W2 or 1099 forms, bank account information for direct deposit, school enrollment or student loan interest statements, and dates of health coverage for the person declaring and their dependents.

County Board of Supervisors Chairman Nathan Fletcher is expected to be at the fair. 

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