The Arc of California and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Resource Page - This site is under construction - September 20, 2006

Tax programs you should know about...

Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Special Tax Deductions for People with Disabilities

Special Deductions for Parents of Children with Disabilities

Special Credits and Deductions for Businesses (for their employees and customers with disabilities)

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The Arc of California is working together with the IRS as part of a national campaign to educate our constituents and Direct Support Professionals about the Earned Income Tax Credit and other IRS programs designed to benefit you.

Did you know that as much as 25% of the people who can have this credit don't actually ask for it?  On average, that's like not asking for $1,788 at the end of the year (according to a 2004 independent study)!

Even if you do not earn enough money to have to file a tax return, you can still file and receive the EITC if you qualify.  According to the IRS (September 2006), “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.”

We hope you find this webpage helpful and if you have any questions please feel free to contact our office, (916) 552-6619, and we'll get you to the right information. 

 

 

 

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
Working in partnership with the IRS, VITA offers free tax help in completing basic federal and state income tax returns to low-income, senior, and disabled individuals. Bilingual tax help is available in some locations for non-English speaking individuals.  To search for your local site click on this link and enter your zip code, city, or county: http://www.ftb.ca.gov/individuals/vita/sites.aspreturn to top