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Eastmont Community Center

The Financial Empowerment Program prioritizes access to tax preparation, coaching services, and education for financial stability by increasing financial knowledge and goal setting. The purpose of this program is to reduce financial debt, expenses, and increase wealth building, income, savings, and tax credit knowledge for low-income earners.

VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) provides access for IRS-Certified tax return preparations to individuals with low to moderate incomes. The purpose of this program is to increase and maximize the amount of refunds and tax credits back to people who earn a lower income.

 

Below are some resources and recommendations to save you time:

  • Find a VITA site near you:  Click HERE.

  • Learn more about what tax credits you can qualify for:  Click HERE.

Important documents to bring to your tax appointment: 

  • All taxpayers must present with photo identification

  • Social Security cards or Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) for all people listed on the tax return

  • Birthdates for all the people listed on the tax return

  • All income statements, such as Forms W-2 and 1099, Social Security, and unemployment compensation.

  • Other statements such as pensions, stocks, interest, and any documents showing taxes withheld.

  • Self-employed income and expenses less than $10,000. 

  • All records of other expenses such as tuition, student loan interest, mortgage interest, or real estate taxes on Form 1098. 

  • Any insurance coverage through Covered California, forms CA 3895 and 1095-A.

  • Health Insurance Marketplace Statement. 

  • Bank routing numbers and account numbers to direct deposit refund. 

Financial Coaching

Eastmont Community Center supports the community with Financial Coaching focuses on creating a financial journey with clients for their financial needs to effectively form healthy habits regarding spending, expenses, credits, and savings.  It empowers you to take control of your money, build a secure future, and achieve your financial goals. Whether you're struggling with debt, saving for a house, or simply want to get smarter about your finances, a coach can provide personalized guidance and support.​

Financial Educational Workshops

Financial literacy is a powerful tool that can transform your life. Eastmont Community Center offers Financial Education Workshops for families and seniors by offering resources regarding home purchasing, personal finances, banks, and retirement.  Learn valuable skills like budgeting, managing credit, and building wealth. These workshops are provided in English and Spanish, making financial literacy accessible to all. Take charge of your financial future, invest in yourself!

Please visit our Contact page to reach out to Eastmont Community Center's team, if you're interested in more information! 

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Financial Empowerment 

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