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EITC Initiative:
Earned Income Tax Credit is available to low income workers who qualify. In 2006, Elder High School began participating in this regional initiative offering FREE tax assistance to low income families with earned income. Our goal is simple:

  • ensure that people file their taxes;
  • help tax payers to take advantage of all the credits for which they are eligible;
  • allow filers to AVOID hefty filing fees to commercial tax preparers.

The Price Hill program is a collaboration among multiple organizations including SC Ministry Foundation, Price Hill Will, Santa Maria Community Services, United Way, IRS, Elder High School, and community volunteers.

Price Hill VITA/EITC Purpose:
Provide FREE tax return preparation assistance to low income wage earners in the community who meet eligibility criteria. We are hoping to encourage this service to non-English speaking persons in our community as well.

Please view this informational brochure for more information, including volunteer responsibilities, necessary qualifications, length of volunteer commitment, training dates, and more.