Goodwill Central Coast Provides Tax Filing for Workers and Community

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Goodwill partners with United Way to help working families get the most from their taxes

Goodwill Central Coast is working with United Way to provide tax filing services to their employees and the communities they serve, San Luis Obispo, Santa Cruz and Monterey counties. The filing service will be complimentary enable working families to take advantage of the new California Earned Income Tax Credit (Cal EITC).

The Cal EITC is a new refundable tax credit that will give of California’s working families and individuals the chance to get more money back after filing taxes. If individuals owe taxes, the Cal EITC can reduce the amount of taxes owed and may allow a refund when taxes are filed. If you individuals do not owe taxes, the Cal EITC tax credit may provide a tax refund.

Goodwill Cental Coast and United Way will walk families through the tax filing process to ensure that they are filing properly and getting the correct tax reductions and refunds. Workers who earned less than $52,427 may qualify for the Cal EITC and those who earned less than $62,000 are eligible to receive tax services from

“This is a tax benefit for working people and their families, allowing more dollars to flow into our community. It’s money workers can use for groceries, rent, utilities and other bills,” Edward Durkee, President & CEO of Goodwill Central Coast, said. “We want people who may qualify for EITC to have all the information they need to get it right.”

Preparation assistance is available in the Goodwill Central Coast Career Centers located in Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Luis Obispo counties. For more information on qualification requirements, Cal EITC or to make an appointment for tax preparation, call 2-1-1 and a representative will help you find your closest volunteer location.

For more information on Goodwill Central Coast, visit

About Goodwill Central Coast

Goodwill Central Coast is a private, nonprofit organization serving Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Luis Obispo counties since 1928. Goodwill Central Coast believes all people, regardless of situation, should have access to meaningful employment. Through workforce development programs, Goodwill helps individuals develop the skills they need for today’s job market.

Ellen Murtha
Interim Workforce Santa Cruz County Director

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