California EITC and VITA Workshop Event
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Anna Caballero (D-Salinas) announced a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) workshop. “It is my pleasure to host a VITA event in my district in partnership with Board of Equalization Chair, Fiona Ma. I invite families to come. Join us at Hartnell College this Tuesday, March 14th, starting at 5 pm. Tax preparers will be on hand to help families file their taxes for free. Working families may be eligible to receive a reimbursement of up to $2,700 of income taxes they paid, by taking advantage of the California Earned Income Tax Credit.”
This year Assemblymember Caballero has introduced AB225 which, if passed, would increase the number of families that could claim the credit and reimbursement. In a high cost state, this measure is necessary to allow working families to recover some of their hard-earned salaries, so that they can provide for the necessities of life. AB225 would also open eligibility to full-time minimum wage earners and will adjust consistent with the minimum wage increases. The money allocated for the increased credit will directly stimulate our state’s economy by allowing California families to re-invest this credit through the purchase of taxable goods and services. To apply for the EITC families must first file a tax return.
Assemblywoman Anna M. Caballero is the Chair of the Agriculture committee, of the California State Assembly. She represents the 30th District, composed of the Salinas Valley and Big Sur, San Benito County, Watsonville, Gilroy, and Morgan Hill.